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Halloween Costumes Don’t Need to Be Scary-Expensive

Halloween Costumes Don’t Need to Be Scary-Expensive

Halloween is an opportunity to let your imagination be your guide to become something or someone that you only dream (or have nightmares) about. The challenge for many is sticking to a budget. Here are four tricks for having sweet Halloween costumes that don’t break the bank: 1. See the Big Picture Think about the [...]

Six Tips for Renting Your First Apartment

Six Tips for Renting Your First Apartment

Moving out of the safety of your parent’s house is both exciting and a little scary. I was the first of my friends to leave the nest and get a place of my own. Since then, I have spent 10 years renting six apartments in three different states. My hope is that the following tips [...]

7 Common Financial Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

7 Common Financial Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Managing your finances is easier than you think. With a plan in place and some determination, you can achieve your financial goals. However, there are some everyday life distractions that can derail you. Here are seven common financial mistakes and how to avoid them:   1. Not Having a Budget If you don’t have a [...]

Back to School – Maximize Style, Minimize Splurge

Back to School – Maximize Style, Minimize Splurge

It’s that time of year again.  A time of new beginnings, lots of homework, and waking up before dawn. But let’s not forget back-to-school budgeting. Economic forecasters predict that each student will end up spending somewhere around $600 on back to school items, which is mostly new clothing. I remember the confident feeling I had [...]

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