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The Money Minute - ​​September 2016

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Throwing a Tailgate on a Budget

Throwing a Tailgate on a Budget

It’s officially Football Season! Whether you’re watching the game from the 50th yard line at the stadium or from the comfort of your own couch, football is something that brings people together (well, as long as everyone is rooting for the same team #govols). One of the best parts of football season is the tailgates! While attending a tailgate is always fun, hosting one can be difficult if you are on a budget.   

CategoriesCost Cutting

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Rent to Own- Is it the right move for you-

Rent to Own: Is it the right move for you?

So you just finished a weekend marathon of DIY and are feeling overly motivated to renovate that outdated 80’s kitchen into the latest and greatest state of the art, stainless steel mecca with the high hopes of producing top notch cookies that would make Betty Crocker look like a thing of the past (much like your microwave). In your eagerness to turn motion into action, you pull out your iPad and start googling your dream kitchen. With so many variations of brands, styles, features, and prices, you begin to feel a bit overwhelmed. Not to mention, your budget is a bit tight.

CategoriesBasic Personal Finance Skills

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Helping Young Adults Establish Credit

Helping Young Adults Establish Credit

For young adults in high school and college aged students, it isn’t as easy to build credit as it has been in the past. Before 2009, you could walk on any college campus and see credit card brands splashed across canopies and pop up tents that littered the campus. Enticing students with freebies and giveaways to capture them as customers (even if they didn’t yet have a job) was common practice. The CARD Act of 2009 stopped that practice by not allowing credit card companies to offer credit cards to kids under 21 unless they have their own income or a co-signer.                            

CategoriesPersonal Finance 

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  Back to School Adult

Back to School Again?

With the economic downturn of the last few years, many people who had been in the workforce for decades (often at the same long-term company) have found themselves unemployed and wondering where to go from here. Others have seen their work hours cut or pay grades cut as overall profitability in their business declines. My own household saw this as my husband’s job was cut with his employer and we struggled for over a year seeking full-time work for him. When prospects seem grim, one option many have chosen is returning to school for a degree (or another degree). Is it the right idea and right time for you? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons.  

Categories: Personal Finance

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Preventing ID Theft Webinar: Wednesday, October 5th 2016

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