Holiday Spending Tips

How much do you plan to spend on holiday gifts this year?  If you’re anything like the average American then you’ll likely fork out nearly $900 on gifts this season. Our credit counselors warn you could end up spending a lot more if you don’t budget ahead or take advantage of deals.

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How To Get Your Finances Organized

Fall is here, and perhaps you’re realizing that you spent more than you intended over the summer. Time to get organized as the holidays are approaching!

While it may be tempting to wait for the new year to “start new”, don’t hold off. Start now, go ahead and take the necessary steps to overcome the financial stress you may be experiencing.

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5 Secrets to Creating a Budget

Everyone knows, budgeting sounds like a bore. But it’s a very necessary step to totally owning your financial situation, and if you have no idea where your money is going every month, you might find yourself over drafting, overspending, and therefore, over-stressing. And who wants to live life like that? If you’re a budgeting beginner, here is where to start in five easy steps.

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Teaching Children About Finance

More than nine out of ten parents believe it is important for students to learn about personal finance in school, and three out of four think there should be a finance requirement to graduate from high school. Even so, 72% express at least some reluctance when it comes to talking about finances at home.1

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