Budgeting For Your 4-Legged Family Member

Do you have a 4 legged family member? Many of us have a pet or two and we need to budget for them monthly. However, very few people have any idea how much owning a dog or cat (or other animal) really costs, and because of that they grossly underestimate it. Pet Expense Averages According to…
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Student Loans: What To Do If You Miss A Payment

Since student loans are a hot topic right now, we’re flashing back Elaina’s post that provides helpful info on what to do if you miss a student loan payment. Life happens and unexpected events can sometimes result in a financial crisis. When you have a limited amount of income that can mean making tough choices…
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Why Saving For Emergencies And Periodic Savings Is Important

Happy Friday! Today we’re flashing back to this post comparing emergency savings to periodic savings and why it’s important to know the difference save for both. Enjoy! Everyone knows that having money set aside in savings is important, but either we can’t afford to put away money right now or we choose not to because living in…
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Setting Up Your First Apartment On A Budget

Moving out and into your first apartment is exciting, but may seem a little intimidating, not to mention expensive. Here are tips to ease the burden of moving on your wallet. Furnishing your new place Furniture is going to be the most expensive part of getting your apartment ready. But the good news is that…
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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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