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The Money Minute - ​​​January/February 2017

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Tax time considerations

Tax Time Considerations

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again………Tax time! The tax filing season officially opened on January 23rd. For some, it’s a silent moan or groan but for others it’s a small celebration (depending on whether you owe taxes or are expecting a refund). According to Forbes.com, in 2016 over 50% of tax filers received a tax refund. The average refund was $3053. In my opinion, that’s more than just “pocket change”. If you are anticipating a refund I’d like for you to consider the following.  
    

CategoriesTaxes

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Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas

Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you are like me, you like to celebrate friendships and of course love. Even though you can express your love and affection to your friends and loved ones any time of the year, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to make them feel extra special. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to make the day a special one. In fact, sometimes the best gift is the gift of your time and attention. Here are some tips for a frugal Valentine’s Day that won’t break the bank.

CategoriesFrugal Living

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Steps to stick with your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Steps to Stick with Your New Year's Resolutions

Every year it’s the same result. January 1st I have a huge list of resolutions ranging from get in better shape to save more money. However, give it a week before I’m hitting the snooze button instead of heading to the gym. Although I’m still working on how to stick to my fitness goals for 2017, here are some quick tips to shape up your finances in the New Year.                              

Categories: Personal Finance

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  Going to the Virtual Car Lot- Five Stories on the Cost of Credit

Going to the Virtual Car Lot: Five Stories on the Cost of Credit

I have the privilege of working with several local high schools to teach about finances. We have a lot of fun and talk about the basics of budgeting, ways to save money, and why it’s important to think about credit and savings early. It never fails when I go to speak that I use a very straightforward example of the cost of credit and the kids (and teachers!) love to participate. Here is the scenario I use...  

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