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Paycheck planning

March 11, 2020

It can be hard to chase your financial goals when you’re living paycheck to paycheck. A budgeting method that may work for you is paycheck planning. Read to find out more about this simple, yet effective method of managing your budget.

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Repair or replace

March 1, 2020

Uh oh! That load of laundry you put in the dryer an hour ago is still soaking wet. Or your fridge is suddenly warm and you’re worried if your morning smoothie is safe to eat. It’s time to decide: repair or replace?

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Data privacy

January 23, 2020

Data breaches have become routine news articles. With billions of people affected by breaches in 2018, it’s easy to get security fatigue. But it’s more important than ever to be aware of how to protect your privacy and data. Read to learn more.

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Financial Awareness Day: Tips to Take Control of Your Finances

August 9, 2019

It’s a holiday that may not be on your calendar, but it’s an important one. August 14 marks National Financial Awareness Day. Celebrating is easy—set time aside to make sure your finances are in order. It may sound like a daunting task, but understanding your finances is easier than you think. We’ve come up with a list to help you get started.  Make a Budget What does your paycheck go to every month? Don’t worry if you don’t have a clear answer. You’re not alone. Using your credit card and bank statements, make a budget for your monthly expenses. Start by writing down and categorizing how much you spend on groceries, bills, gas, and miscellaneous items like entertainment, gifts, restaurants, etc. From there, you will see the exact number for each category. Doing this will provide you clarity on what you’re spending your money on each month. Doing this can also help you identify what costs you could easily cut. Setting a budget and knowing where your money goes puts you in control of your finances and enables you to make informed decisions on your future.  Plan Ahead Do you have your eye on a new house or car? Or […]

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