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The Money Minute - ​August 2016

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Managing Back to School Expenses

August is already here and for those of us that have children that means its Back To School time! For some of us, our childcare costs will go down dramatically, YAY! For others…well, we will soon miss the pleasure of our perfect, well-mannered, tidy children’s company. Whether you’re saving on childcare, food costs or entertainment for stay home kids, we will all be sharing the added expenses of going back to school shopping. Here are some tips to help you make it through back-to-school season with money left in your pocket.  

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5 Vacation Destinations that Won't Break the Bank

Vacations are something that all of us enjoy. While some people prefer the staycation route, most of us want to get out of our city and travel somewhere new. Although vacations can be quite pricey (people tend to think of these trips as a time to splurge), there are destinations that can be very affordable if you do them right. Whether you are looking for a couple’s getaway, a girl’s weekend or a family trip, there are inexpensive locations and strategies for planning your trip that will keep you from breaking the bank.

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Tiny Home, Big Decision

Tiny houses are all the rage right now! I’m seeing them pop up in backyards all over Nashville. However, despite the numerous HGTV shows that show us how these tiny homes are made (and decorated) most of us don’t know a lot about the financial side of things. A huge part of the appeal of tiny homes is the financial freedom that comes with avoiding a large mortgage payment (along with the mobility and low environmental impact) but how much do tiny homes cost and where do you get the financing? What hidden costs are associated with tiny home buying? What do you do with all your stuff? Let’s find out.                            

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  4-simple-steps-to-make-car-buying-less-stressful-1 4 Simple Steps to Make Car Buying Less Stressful

Whether you’ve started a family, are looking for an upgrade, or have run the last mile on your first car, at some point in your life, you will be in the market for a new car. Lucky for you, there are four simple steps you can follow to ensure that you get the car you want without breaking the bank. 

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