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Tips for Completing the FAFSA

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March 13, 2017
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TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE FAFSA

Each year, June 30 is the online filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Note: State governments have their own deadlines for their forms.)

FAFSA is the form the federal government requires before you can qualify for any federal education aid. Today, the application is an online process on the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website. It’s a lengthy process, but the site takes students and parents through each stage step-by-step.
 

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Buying a Home: Seven Easy Steps

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March 13, 2017
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BUYING A HOME: SEVEN EASY STEPS

Home ownership remains one of the best investments you'll ever make. Just think, what other investment can you make that will not only give you a solid return on your money but will also be something you use each day?

If you are looking at buying a home, here are the seven basic steps to follow:

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Build a Budget

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February 27, 2017
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Good vs. Bad Spending

When you start looking for financial advice (or any kind of advice, for that matter), experts will share their take on what’s “good” and what’s “bad.”   

In personal finance, there are some classifications that we can all agree on: Debt is bad. 

Emergency funds are good. Overdrawing your account is bad. Earning interest on your savings is good. 

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Budgeting Basics

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February 14, 2017
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Best practices for every budget

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. 

We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon them a couple of weeks later.

 

 

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Bank or Credit Union

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January 31, 2017
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Choosing your financial institution

What was the very first financial choice you ever made?

Think about it: it likely took place before your first job, even as far back as when your annual income consisted of Tooth Fairy money and lucky pennies. The very first financial decision you ever made is also one of the most important choices—it’s where to keep your money.
 

 

 

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