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The Fiscal Cliff & What it Means for the Economy

The Fiscal Cliff & What it Means for the Economy

Chubby is better! I came back from a great holiday visit with my grandchildren to a pile of depressing newspapers. A “deal” was reached only temporarily avoiding the fiscal cliff. Legislation providing aid to the many victims of Sandy in our region was postponed. However, there was also an article claiming that mortality rates actually [...]

Family Fun on a Budget – Part 1

Family Fun on a Budget – Part 1

Like many families, quality time with my family is cherished. However, sometimes it’s challenging for me to come up with fun, family-friendly things to do on a tight budget. Entertaining little ones is rarely an easy feat for many reasons – short attention spans; high energy; the need to be interactive. Also, I can never [...]

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards – What’s the Difference?

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards – What’s the Difference?

Merchants usually ask, “Debit or credit,” when you hand them your debit card to pay for a purchase. Did you know that, although debit cards and credit cards look alike, they function very differently? This blog will explain those important differences. 1. Debit Cards: PIN vs. Signature You have a choice of how you use [...]

Eight Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Eight Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Ready for Valentine’s Day? If not, we’re here to inspire you with eight inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will help you stay within your budget and show you care, because no matter how hard you try, you can’t buy love.    1. Cook from the Heart If you rather not fight the crowds at [...]

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