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Cheer, family, good tidings, what other words come to mind when you think of the holiday season? How about the word...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

Christmas is the season of giving, but with all the costs of holiday shopping, decorating, and celebrating, your budget may...


Tags: Holiday Smarts, Community

Every gift-giving season there's someone on your shopping list that you wait until the last minute to find the perfect gift....


Tags: Budget Hacks, Just for Fun, Dollars & Cents,

Itchy spending fingers tend to reach unconsciously for the credit card around this time of year. Unexpected and totally...


Tags: Holiday Smarts, Lending

Financial planning. Woof. It sounds like a lot work. You know, the kind of thing you’d probably rather punt down the road as...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts, Personal Finance

Whether you shop too much, save too little, or have massive amounts of debt to pay off, setting a financial New Year’s...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts, Personal Finance

We're big fans of Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day over here. Sprinkled throughout the year, each...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

Father’s Day is around the corner! For many of us, dad was our first financial advisor. He taught us about saving and spending...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

Memorial Day might give you an extra day off work, but it offers much more than just a chance to fire up the grill. Don’t...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts