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The Pitfalls of Black Friday

Shop Smarter By Knowing the Tricks of the Trade It wasn’t so long ago that Black Friday took place on just one day and entirely within brick-and-mortar stores with local TV crews clamoring to cover the overnight spenders. It was, after all,…
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Think You Don’t Need Income Insurance? Think Again

SafetyNet® income insurance provides a lump-sum of cash—no matter what your credit score, savings status or income level is—if you lose your job unexpectedly or can't work due to illness or injury. Income insurance is a new type of insurance…
Father and son making easy and cheap handcrafted holiday gifts
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Easy and Cheap Handcrafted Holiday Gifts

Whether creativity is natural or something that can be learned is a debate not likely to be resolved any time soon. Meanwhile, however, holidays, birthdays and other causes for celebration continue to challenge everyone to find inexpensive,…
Woman decluttering her finances
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6 Steps to De-stress Your Finances by Decluttering Your Bills

Decluttering is a curious concept. First, it assumes you have an abundance of something (piles of shoes by the front door, cast-off toys, dusty knickknacks or old countertop appliances) getting in your way. Second, decluttering is based on an…
Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities
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Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

According to a report from the United Way, at least 40% of households in Michigan cannot afford the bare minimum to live and work in the modern economy.
How insurance works
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How Insurance Works

How do I know if I need insurance? Broadly speaking, insurance provides you with financial help when something bad happens unexpectedly or accidentally, for example, if your apartment catches fire or you are in a car accident. If you have…
Woman looking up insurance terms glossary
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Insurance Terms Glossary

We've compiled this list of insurance terms in a glossary to help you better understand your insurance policies and how insurance works. These terms may generally be applied to most insurances, but make sure to read your individual insurance policies, including the coverage and exclusions.
psychology of spending
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Why We Spend: The Psychology of Spending Money

It’s likely no surprise that money is a leading cause of stress among most Americans. Financial decisions—whether making purchases, paying down debt or building up savings—require willpower, good judgment and discipline. Why is it, however,…
kids wearing Halloween costumes on a budget
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Halloween Costumes on a Budget

Whether you’re looking to dress a child or an adult, the internet offers no shortage of fun, cheap and even easy ideas for Halloween costumes. However, they are only inexpensive until you find yourself running to the dollar store to buy…
Woman practicing mindful finances
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Practicing Mindful Finances: Begin by Watching Yourself Make Choices

Say you’ve resolved to curtail your wardrobe spending or set $100 aside each month into a rainy day account. Financial resolutions, like diets or work out plans, start out strong as our enthusiasm gives us a top-of-the-mind kind of commitment.…
Mark Greene - SafetyNet
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Entrepreneur Profile of Mark Greene

Originally published by Entrepeneur on Sept. 21, 2018 By Hayden Field  This Military Pilot Pivoted From Fighting Wars to Creating Financial Tools for Struggling Americans Mark Greene started his path to the Air Force during a time of peace,…
Woman searching for a job online
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8 Totally Unconventional Job Search Tips

Looking for a new job can sap your self-esteem like nothing else. On average, a job search takes an excruciating 43 days (just over 6 weeks). But depending on your industry, the state of the economy and the type of job you are looking for, it…
SafetyNet helps families with finances
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SafetyNet: Job Loss Insurance for Financial Peace of Mind

Originally published in RewardExpert on Sept. 20, 2018 By Angela Rose  Even in a healthily growing economy –like the one we enjoy in the U.S. today– layoffs and business closures happen. In fact, in August 2018 alone, the information…
Man signing a payday loan contract
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Should I Get a Payday Loan? Beware the High Cost of Short-Term Loans

Unexpected costs are a fact of life. Accruing debt to payday lenders doesn’t have to be. It seems to be a reasonable solution, at least on the surface. You’ve got a chunk of money due right now and a paycheck coming your way in the next…