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Whether you shop too much, save too little, or have massive amounts of debt to pay off, setting a financial New Year’s...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts, Personal Finance

Itchy spending fingers tend to reach unconsciously for the credit card around this time of year. Unexpected and totally...


Tags: Holiday Smarts, Lending

Financial planning. Woof. It sounds like a lot work. You know, the kind of thing you’d probably rather punt down the road as...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts, Personal Finance

We're big fans of Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day over here. Sprinkled throughout the year, each...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

Father’s Day is around the corner! For many of us, dad was our first financial advisor. He taught us about saving and spending...


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Memorial Day might give you an extra day off work, but it offers much more than just a chance to fire up the grill. Don’t...


Tags: Budgeting, Holiday Smarts

Let the Valentine’s Day planning begin. We know that if you could, you would totally buy your love a private island. Or drop ...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And the most expensive. It’s that time of year when we flock to stores to knock out...


Tags: Holiday Smarts

The holidays are quite the swirl of activity with all the sales, gift wrap, parties, driving and eating. There's plenty of...


Tags: Holiday Smarts