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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


5 Tips for Handling Holiday Financial Stress

Dec 1, 2017 | 3 minute read

If you’re like many people, the holidays cause more financial stress than any other time of year. Figuring out how to afford gifts, décor and food for the big feast is often overwhelming.



4 Reasons to Avoid a Store Credit Card this Season

Nov 22, 2017 | 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...


4 Ways You Can Protect Your Credit Score Over the Holidays

Nov 14, 2017 | 3 minute read

Holidays can bring joy and happy memories, but they also can mean problems ahead for your credit score if you find yourself:


How to Stay Within Your Budget During the Holidays

Nov 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

The holidays are the season of giving, but it’s important to give within reason. It’s easy to get caught up and spend more than anticipated for loved ones or yourself and sales can often make it...