A Year-End Financial Checklist: 6 Things To Do Before 2018

Many people make New Year’s financial resolutions or review their finances to start off the new year. However, it is a great idea to review your finances before 2017 ends. Here is a year-end financial checklist to help you kick-start your finances in 2018. Review what you’ve spent Look over where you spent your money. Some…
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Helpful Tips For New College Graduates

Back to school time is the perfect time for this flashback Friday post from Mary Ellen about tips for new college graduates… Congratulations college grads! Do you remember the scene from “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman where he is barraged with questions and advice at his graduation party about where to work? Oh wait, you…
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Should You Save Or Pay Debt First?

It’s easier to keep up on other bills when credit card debt is paid off. Not to mention you’re losing money by having to pay interest charges. So your gut instinct might be to focus on paying off debt first before saving for emergencies or for your retirement. However, it’s not always a simple decision…
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Flashback Friday: The Fruit That Keeps On Giving

We’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about the versatile fruit: the green tomato. And try out her recipe at the end of the post! It’s been a good garden year for me.  I’ve supplied my household, friends, family, passersby, and the local food shelf with a variety of beautiful, fresh, organic produce.…
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Having This Much In Savings Will Help You Avoid A Crisis

Having an emergency savings account is the best way to avoid a financial crisis. But how much do you really need in savings? While that is debatable and dependent on your individual situation, there is a threshold everyone should aim for. 3-6 months’ worth of expenses Let’s just jump right into the answer. In order…
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