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FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Jan 26, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget

Four Tips to Identify Budget-Friendly Cell Phone Alternatives

Staying connected is a necessity, there’s no arguing that. But, many of us wonder if there are any budget-friendly cell phone alternatives that make staying connected more affordable? How do we stay connected with our families, friends, and colleagues without spending a fortune? Thankfully, there are plenty of budget-friendly cell phone alternatives that will help ease the burden. From usage-based coverage to income-based cell phone plans, staying connected can be more affordable than you might think. 

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Jan 19, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget

Five Tips to Find Budget-Friendly Internet Options

In most American homes, an internet connection is a necessity, but how do we find budget-friendly internet options that won’t break the bank? Like many other expenses, the monthly cost of internet service has been steadily climbing. As of December 2020, the average internet bill was $60 per month. But unlike cable and subscription boxes, most of us need to have the ability to get online, particularly now that roughly 42% of the U.S. labor force is working from home full-time. So, what is the cheapest way to get WiFi at home so we can all keep connected? Thankfully, there are several options for finding budget-friendly internet services.

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Jan 12, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget

Five Tips to Find Budget-Friendly Cable Alternatives

By now, most people have Netflix and Hulu or have a generous friend’s log-in, but what are some other useful tips for finding budget-friendly cable alternatives? The average household’s cable package clocks in at a whopping $217.42 per month. It’s easy to understand why so many of us are cutting the cord.

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Jan 5, 2021 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

Four Tips to Identify Budget-Friendly Car Insurance Options

Wondering how to identify budget-friendly car insurance options and cut costs in the new year? The average annual cost for full coverage car insurance in the United States is $1,134. Experts maintain that most Americans are overpaying for auto insurance by hundreds of dollars each year. Whether you’ve stuck it out with your overpriced policy out of loyalty or a lack of better options, this is one change that could save you a significant amount of money this year. And thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to identify budget-friendly car insurance options.

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Dec 29, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

4 Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2021

Whether the idea of 2021 financial New Year’s resolutions excites or terrifies you, they’re a great way to keep your financial goals at the front of your mind. And they don’t have to be huge and overwhelming. In fact, making some of your resolutions easier to achieve can help you gain momentum and stay on track to reach your bigger goals. 

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Dec 22, 2020 3:53:23 PM Budget, Celebrations

It’s Official: What You Should Know About Economic Stimulus Check # 2

Recent news coming out of Congress is sure to delight several Americans still struggling with financial woes related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the $900 billion economic relief package that made its way through Congress on December 21, 2020, another round of stimulus checks will soon be on their way.

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Dec 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

5 Festive Tips to Celebrate Christmas on a Budget.

Temperatures are dropping, cocoa cups are warming up, and Christmas trees are weaseling their way out of the attic. Many people hail the holiday season as the most wonderful time of the year. And we can’t say they’re wrong! But it can also be the most expensive time of the year. From holiday gifts and beautiful wrappings to massive meals and costly decorations, things start to add up pretty quickly. 

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Dec 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget

3 Financial Planning Tips for 2021

2020 was certainly a year unlike any other. And through the chaos, many goals - financial and otherwise - have been abandoned. It’s safe to say that we all deserve a little leeway this time around. But if you’ve fallen behind on your goals, stopped checking in, or ditched financial planning altogether, the end of the year is a great time to get back on track. Use the extra time at home and the cold weather to your advantage. Grab your coffee or tea and your notebook or spreadsheet; it’s time to get started.

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Dec 1, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time that makes many of us realize just how lucky we are. Surrounded by loved ones, tucked under blankets, and full of delicious holiday meals, we gain a greater understanding of the importance of home and family. This is a great time to focus on these feelings, but it’s also a great time to practice charitable giving as well.

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Nov 24, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Investments

What is Socially Responsible Investing?

Socially responsible investing (SRI), also known as sustainable investing, has been rapidly gaining attention and increasing in popularity over the last few years. It isn’t as hard as it sounds, and it can be even more lucrative than traditional investing methods. Further, even if you aren’t ready to start investing your finances, you can start researching socially responsible organizations and can shop from them when your budget allows.

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