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Best Ways to Save At Thanksgiving

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November 03, 2016 by Guest
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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones for a satisfying meal and kick off the holiday season. If you pay current prices for your menu items, though, you could blow a chunk of your holiday budget before you even get to the pumpkin pie.

Use these tips to keep your Thanksgiving festive and thrifty.

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4†Financial Tips For Fall

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October 11, 2016 by Guest
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Financial Tips for FallFall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are four ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.

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Acceptable Debt: How Much is Too Much

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August 02, 2016 by BCCU
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Do you have too much debt? Try our calculator to find out.
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These days it’s pretty safe to say that everyone’s bound to experience debt (in some shape or form). Despite this unfortunate reality, debt can be a very necessary part of life. Whether it be mortgages, credit cards, or loans, debt can be essential to making ends meet for both everyday purchases and long-term investments. But when does it become too much? And, is there an acceptable amount of debt?

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Picking the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Kids

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May 12, 2016 by Trish R.
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Not sure where to begin when picking a summer camp for your kids? The options are endless. Everything from day camps to overnight camps to sports camps, computer/technology camps, and faith-based camps. With a myriad of choices parents can become overwhelmed. When I had to choose a summer camp for the first time I had no idea where to begin, so I came up with four basic questions that helped me narrow down the list of choices.

 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Study Habits

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April 27, 2016 by Amanda N.
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Girl with tabletBeing in college isn’t all fun and games. In fact, I can’t tell you how many long, sleep-deprived nights I’ve had stressing over exams, projects and homework. However, in all the time I’ve dedicated to schoolwork, I’ve learned that the key to being productive is investing in the right tools. And I never would’ve thought my phone would be one of them!

Whether I need help organizing my notes, keeping track of deadlines, or communicating with my peers, there’s always an app making sure I’m on top of my to-do list. Below are just a few apps I depend on when it comes time to buckle down and study. Check them out!

 

 

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