TBT: Black Friday + Small Business Saturday + Cyber Monday= Totally Broke Tuesday

Four Steps to Help You Avoid the Holiday Empty Wallet Syndrome The Holidays are upon us. You know we are a materialist nation when our list of holidays includes shopping specific days. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all catchy names to make shopping and spending seem like you just can’t afford to…
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The Holidays Are Coming…are You Ready?

If you celebrate Christmas, this is your public service announcement that it’s less than 100 days away…93 to be exact. Many of us always swear that we’re “going to start shopping early this year”, but that doesn’t always happen. So if you plan to buy gifts for your family and friends and haven’t started, start…
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6 Steps To A Money Smart Start For 2014

The holidays are over now and for many people it’s time to face the reality that is credit card debt. The hard fact is that unless you have a 0% annual percentage rate (APR) or are paying your cards off in full each month, you’ll end up paying much more toward your credit cards than…
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Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out For Cyber-Scrooge

With the holiday season upon us, we all must be ever-vigilant about internet scams aimed at online and mobile device shoppers! Since many of us use these tools to shop at Christmas, be particularly careful to prevent identity theft and avoid potentially devastating financial loss. Even social media sites are not safe; some contain fake…
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Stress Busters For The Holidays

Thanksgiving is over and since it fell later than usual this year, Christmas will be here before you know it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of less time to prepare. With school programs, gathering loved ones, decorating, baking, shopping at busy malls, and wrapping gifts, things are never calm. But…
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