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Don’t fall for these common money myths

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Even the most battle-tested budget warrior might be making money decisions based on bad information, according to results of a recent survey. Charles Schwab interviewed 998 people to discover their biggest financial misconceptions. A large number of them believed common money myths. In fact, those who described themselves as “savvy” actually were more likely to…

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Back-to-school: plan your budget

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Back to school means expenses!  Clothes, shoes, and school supplies can drain a budget quickly. According to The National Retail Federation, the average family with school-aged children spends $674 on back-to-school items–clothes, shoes, supplies, and electronics–each year. It’s no wonder setting a budget is essential for all parents with school-bound youngsters. To avoid falling into…

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Strategies to Make College More Affordable

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With the price of higher education still on an upward trajectory, families are looking for ways to make college more affordable. According to “How America Pays for College,” a report by Sallie Mae, the average American family spent $23,757 on college costs in 2017, which is a 38 percent increase over 10 years ago. Here…

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What is your net worth and why does it matter?

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Net worth is pretty simple – it is what you own minus what you owe.  Some people say you shouldn’t include the equity in your primary residence, your household goods or your vehicles.  Others say go ahead and include them.  You can decide – that’s your choice.  In its most basic form, your net worth…

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Saving as a family

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This post is brought to you by America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Celebrate America Saves Week, February 25 – March 2, 2019. Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.  …

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