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A Minimalistic Approach to the Holidays

Dec 10, 2018 | 3 minute read

The holiday season is widely recognized as a time for over-consuming, over-spending, and spoiling loved ones. All the latest tech gadgets and trends are hard to resist. Inevitably, you buy those...

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4 Reasons to Avoid a Store Credit Card this Season

Nov 13, 2018 | 2 minute read

When shopping for the holidays, the checkout counter is not the best place to make a quick decision about your credit. Before you impulsively open a credit card at your favorite store, read the...

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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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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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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 Dig Out From December’s Debt

Jan 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive.

It’s easy to forget about the entertainment and travel you enjoyed, the food and drink...

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Master the Holidays from the Palm of Your Hand

Dec 14, 2017 | 2 minute read

DEC 2017 This holiday season, spend more time with your family and less time worrying about your finances. In addition to checking your balance on-the-go, many financial institutions’ mobile apps...

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5 Frugality Pros Help You Rein in Holiday Spending

Dec 8, 2017 | 4 minute read

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the decorations are put away, but 43% of respondents to an...

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The Holidays Aren’t Just for Spending

Dec 7, 2017 | 2 minute read

While shopping may be on the brain this holiday season, don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a little selfish and set aside funds for yourself.

Consider investing in yourself by giving the gift...

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