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What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2018

Nov 6, 2018 | 5 minute read

With huge sales at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for buying just about anything.

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6 Places to Shop on Black Friday — Big-Boxes and Beyond

Nov 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Black Friday competition seems to get fiercer each year. Practically every retailer has an enticing sale, which can make choosing where to shop difficult.

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Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs

Oct 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as...

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4 Tips to Reduce Halloween Costume Costs

Oct 16, 2018 | 2 minute read

Americans are expected to spend $9 billion on Halloween this year according to the 2018 National Retail Federation Halloween survey.1 The average American will spend around $86.79 this year...

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Purchase Rewards Just for Credit Cards? Not anymore!

Oct 11, 2018 | 2 minute read

If you are like most people, you probably associate Purchase Rewards with your credit card, but did you know you can earn purchase rewards when you use your GECU checking account’s debit card?...

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3 Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Stay Out of Debt

Oct 3, 2018 | 3 minute read

With a swipe here and a swipe there, it can be easy to live your life on plastic and pile up debt. You’re not alone: U.S. households carried credit card balances that totaled $815 billion in debt...

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Budgets 101: How to Make Your Spending Money Last in College

Sep 18, 2018 | 3 minute read

“Why am I running out of money?”

That’s the question students ask most when they visit the student money management center at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia.

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Saving for Retirement and a Child's Education at the Same Time

Aug 28, 2018 | 5 minute read

You want to retire comfortably when the time comes. You also want to help your child go to college. So how do you juggle the two? The truth is, saving for your retirement and your child's...

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How to Save $1,000 Before the Holidays

Aug 17, 2018 | 2 minute read

With school already starting, believe it or not, Thanksgiving is three months out and the holiday shopping season isn’t far behind. If you’re hoping to take advantage of Black Friday deals, it's...

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How to Dine Out for Less

Aug 14, 2018 | 3 minute read

There’s no doubt packing a lunch or cooking at home can save you money, but if you’re on a budget, you don’t need to avoid restaurants altogether. Here are a few easy ways to eat at your favorite...

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