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Categories: Money Matters, Saving

There are traditionally several opportunities to spend money during February.  From Super Bowl parties to Valentine’s Day to many other social events that seem to dominate the short month the opportunity to spend is great. The good news, there are also several ways to save in February too.

Categories: Saving, Special Offers

We are excited to announce the winner of the 52 Week Money Challenge is Anna D., who won $1,378 for participating in the 2015 challenge.

Amazon has recently changed their payment process which may allow a debit card payment to go through as a PIN-less debit transaction. Although the transaction will be processed like a PIN-debit transaction, the Personal Identification Number (PIN) won’t be required. FORUM members may be charged a fee for payments Amazon processes as a PIN-less debit transaction. In order to avoid this fee members must disable this PIN-less debit card function through their Amazon account.

Following a budget can be restrictive, tiresome and grows old really fast. Unfortunately, budgeting is the best way to stay in control of your money, live within your means and have less financial stress in our lives. Don’t worry, there are ways to avoid budget burnout especially if you recognize the causes of being overwhelmed by your budget.

Financial success is not always easily found. There are several ways to start down the wrong path that can create difficult financial burdens to overcome.  It doesn’t have to be that way though. There is a SIMPLE way to better financial outcomes.

Categories: Financial, Money, Money Matters

Have you thought about what you might do if you received an unexpected windfall money, say from lottery winnings?  Most of us are not likely to win the Powerball but it is very likely that many of us will receive bonuses, inheritances or even large tax refunds.  Making smart decisions when this happens can change your financial future positively.

None of us are perfect when it comes to good money habits. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to impart smart financial basics to our kids. Below are a just few practices you should avoid!

Just reading the words “estate planning” conjures up many emotions and thoughts for people. Some think estate planning is only for the wealthy or the retired. Others don’t want to think about it at all because it is a reminder of our own mortality. The truth is, estate planning is extremely important for everyone, no matter your age or the size of your estate.

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