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How to Plan a Thrifty Summer Vacation

When you’re living on a budget, it can be hard to imagine stepping outside your weekly routine to travel. Vacations can be relaxing, but only if they fit within your means. There are many easy ways to start saving for something big, but you don’t have to have a ton of extra money socked away […]

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Best Thrifty Gifts for Grads in 2019

The art of giving gifts takes years to master, and it can be challenging to get it right on a budget. As graduation season approaches, there may be a few students in your life who you’re considering gifting something special to. This post will offer a few ways to give gifts that are sustaining, appreciated, […]

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5 Great Financial Resources for College Students

How to manage your money isn’t something most high schools teach. While formal courses on financial literacy are now available at some colleges and universities, they can be hard to fit into one’s schedule and enrollment is limited. Should you or your college student have questions about saving, managing your loans, and how to manage […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

Mom and daughter cleaning

There are lots of reasons parents may not want to talk with their kids about money: maybe it feels inappropriate or shameful or maybe it seems too personal or just too complex for kids to comprehend. The fact is, however, even very young children grasp the concept of money. And, whether it’s talked openly about […]

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How to Save Money on Cars

Save money on cars

By now you’ve probably heard that buying a car is in no way a financial investment. The minute you drive your new car off the lot, as the saying goes, your car will depreciate in value—and it only goes south from there. While not all cars depreciate at the same rate, one thing is sure: […]

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Learn to Be Innovative with Your Money

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For businesses, innovation helps a brand or products stand out, which in turn drives down competition and propels revenue. But thanks to evolving laws, a flood of new apps and a modern economy, innovation isn’t just for startups, Fortune 500 companies or the Steve Jobs of the world. Being innovative with your money can give […]

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A gamble or good bet? Company bringing job-loss insurance back to Colorado

Originally published by The Denver Post on March 8, 2019. By: Aldo Svaldi Worried your job might be on the brink? A Wisconsin insurer is providing policies in Colorado that will provide a lump sum payout above and beyond traditional unemployment insurance coverage. “People are living paycheck to paycheck. That is why we created SafetyNet,” […]

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6 Tips for Saving Money on Health Care Expenses

Health care savings tips

There’s deliberate rationale behind the fact that Americans are paying more and more out-of-pocket costs for their health care. With high-deductible health plans, insurers and employers are asking consumers to share in the cost of their own medical care. They believe consumers will make more informed (and conservative) decisions about what medications and procedures they […]

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Crazy Job Interview Questions: Why Employers Ask Them and How to Prepare

Man asking crazy job interview questions

If you have been though several job interviews already, you’ve probably heard the same—or very similar— interview questions many times over. You may even be at the stage where you can predict and prepare for the most common job interview questions they’ll throw your way: “What makes you qualified for this job?” “What are your […]

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Let Your Library Save You Money

Young people saving money in library

If you think books are the only thing in public libraries, it’s time you visit your own. Far from the stereotypical impression of cavernous spaces filled with rows of dusty books, public libraries are dynamic, community spaces filled with nearly limitless, free information. What’s more, they are curated by librarians eager to help you access […]