Posts in category: Smart Spending

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Family Summer Activities

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School is out! Summer has officially arrived, and you may be looking for summer activities for you and the family. Do you have anything planned on how you’ll keep the kids entertained during summer break?

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Cutting Monthly Expenses

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The idea of saving money can be difficult to grasp, because it may seem like an impossible task. However, you can make a big dent with self-control and sacrifices. Cutting a few unnecessary monthly expenses can go a long way.

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Establishing a Savings Plan

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Saving money can be tough, because knowing how much to save every month is challenging. According to the 50/30/20 rule, 50 percent of your monthly salary should go towards essentials such as: rent/mortgage, insurance, bills and food.

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Increase the Value of Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel

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Increase the value of your home by completing a kitchen remodel.

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Finishing Your Basement

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When assessing ways to increase the value of your current home, think about upgrading the basement.

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How to Adopt a Positive Mindset About Money

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Managing money doesn’t have to be stressful. One of the easiest steps you can take to help yourself reach financial goals is replacing negative thoughts with optimism.

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How to Pay for Expenses with Home Equity

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Did you know a home equity line of credit (HELOC) can be used to pay for more than just home renovations? Here are just a few of the possibilities.

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Update Your Bathroom and Add Value to Your Home

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Few things add more value to your house than a bathroom remodel. Here are some tips and current trends to consider when planning a bathroom renovation.

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12 Holiday Hacks for Decking the Halls

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We’ve rounded up some money-saving holiday decorating tips and tricks to help you get into the holiday spirit on a budget.

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Financial Podcasts to Boost Your Money Smarts

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Interested in learning more about managing your money, but don’t have time to read a book? Podcasts can be a great way to hone your money management skills.

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