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Back to the Basics: Budget Building for the Holiday Season

Every once in a while, it is helpful to revisit the basics and touch on the fundamentals of smart money management – especially around the holidays. This week, we are focusing on the cornerstone of financial stability: creating a budget.
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Making the Most Out of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday

The holiday shopping season might look a bit different this year with extended Black Friday periods and supply chain shortages but if you follow these tips below, you are sure to make the most out of your holiday shopping trips this winter.
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Podcast: Best Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud

With new technology, fraud is becoming increasingly tougher to spot. From corrupted links and mass marketing schemes, to job application fraud and more, you may find yourself falling victim and having your personal information compromised.
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Building Credit 101

Whether you’re just starting out and don’t know where to begin to build your credit score, or you’re more seasoned and need some further advice, we’ll help you get the financial power you’ve always wanted.
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What to Consider Before Using the Credit Card This Holiday Season

During this season of spending, it seems inevitable to use your credit card. Here are some ideas about deciding when and how to use credit, so you do not kick off the new year with extra financial stress once it is all over.
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Podcast: Tips to Build Your Credit Score

In this episode of The Community Conversation podcast, we provide listeners an understanding of what makes up your credit score and provide tips on how to build your score.
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Six Strategies for Managing the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation

According to a Pew Research Study, about one in seven adults between the ages of 40 and 60 are simultaneously providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.
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Budget-Friendly Halloween Costume Ideas

Check out a few ideas so you can enjoy a budget-friendly Halloween in 2021.
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5 Myths About Social Security

Social security is a complex system, which can naturally bring about some confusion and even misinformation. We’ll help clear up some common myths, so you can make informed decisions for a fulfilling retirement.
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