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How to Barbecue on a Budget and 8 Other Ideas for Affordable Summer Fun

As the school year comes to a close, you may be wondering what you can do to get the most out of your free time this summer without breaking your budget. The good news: this time of year is prime for affordable fun. You don’t have to go…
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How to Start Your New Job with Savings in Mind

A recent job report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that American workers hold an average of 5.5 jobs during the years when they are 18 to 24 years old. In today’s favorable job market, the average worker now changes jobs 10 to fifteen…
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How to Plan a Thrifty Summer Vacation

When you’re living on a budget, it can be hard to imagine stepping outside your weekly routine to travel. Vacations can be relaxing, but only if they fit within your means. There are many easy ways to start saving for something big, but…
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Best Thrifty Gifts for Grads in 2019

The art of giving gifts takes years to master, and it can be challenging to get it right on a budget. As graduation season approaches, there may be a few students in your life who you’re considering gifting something special to. This post…
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5 Great Financial Resources for College Students

How to manage your money isn’t something most high schools teach. While formal courses on financial literacy are now available at some colleges and universities, they can be hard to fit into one’s schedule and enrollment is limited. Should…
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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

There are lots of reasons parents may not want to talk with their kids about money: maybe it feels inappropriate or shameful or maybe it seems too personal or just too complex for kids to comprehend. The fact is, however, even very young children…
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How to Save Money on Cars

By now you’ve probably heard that buying a car is in no way a financial investment. The minute you drive your new car off the lot, as the saying goes, your car will depreciate in value—and it only goes south from there. While not all cars…
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Learn to Be Innovative with Your Money

For businesses, innovation helps a brand or products stand out, which in turn drives down competition and propels revenue. But thanks to evolving laws, a flood of new apps and a modern economy, innovation isn’t just for startups, Fortune 500…
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A gamble or good bet? Company bringing job-loss insurance back to Colorado

Originally published by The Denver Post on March 8, 2019. By: Aldo Svaldi Worried your job might be on the brink? A Wisconsin insurer is providing policies in Colorado that will provide a lump sum payout above and beyond traditional unemployment…
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6 Tips for Saving Money on Health Care Expenses

There’s deliberate rationale behind the fact that Americans are paying more and more out-of-pocket costs for their health care. With high-deductible health plans, insurers and employers are asking consumers to share in the cost of their own…
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Crazy Job Interview Questions: Why Employers Ask Them and How to Prepare

If you have been though several job interviews already, you’ve probably heard the same—or very similar— interview questions many times over. You may even be at the stage where you can predict and prepare for the most common job interview…
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Let Your Library Save You Money

If you think books are the only thing in public libraries, it’s time you visit your own. Far from the stereotypical impression of cavernous spaces filled with rows of dusty books, public libraries are dynamic, community spaces filled with…
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The Surprising Link Between Confidence and Money

New research shows many people feel unsure about their financial knowledge—even when their knowhow isn’t all that bad.  Whether asked about financial planning and budgeting or investments in the macro-economy, for example, a 2017 Canadian…
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The Financial Pitfalls of Subscription Model Services

Quick! Name all the subscription-based services you are currently signed up for. Netflix or Hulu? Amazon Prime? How about software or online storage services like Microsoft, Dropbox or Google Cloud? Are you paying an annual fee to access…