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The summer months are a pivotal time for making smart financial decisions. There are unfortunately several opportunities to make poor choices that can leave you scrambling for the rest of the year. The key is recognizing how easily your budget can get off track. 

Whether it’s having hundreds of dollars in fees to pay or having thousands of dollars in credit card debt the strategies you use to deal with any type of financial crisis does make a difference to your long term financial well-being.  

If you hope to one day retire early, it’s important to begin planning now. Below you’ll find a few quick tips to help you get started. 

An astonishing 64% of Americans indicate that money is a significant sources of stress in their life. Finding ways to effectively handle financial stress is important because it can lead to health issues and other personal problems.  

Today’s household might not be multigenerational under one roof but most people in their 40’s and 50’ do have to think about supporting their multigenerational family. If you are part of this so called sandwich generation, there are a few strategies for you to manage this family dynamic.

Categories: Identity Theft, Security

Credit cards aren’t going out of style anytime soon, which means every individual who uses a credit card needs to be up to snuff on the latest security practices. This includes secure online shopping, continuous monitoring, and notifying financial institutions when there is a possibility of credit card fraud.

Categories: Money, Money Matters, Saving

Finding extra money is good any time whether it’s one dollar or one thousand dollars. What is surprising is that many of don’t think of all the places we can find a little extra cash. Finding this cash can be little effort but for bigger windfalls, a little more effort might be required.

If your son or daughter is heading to college this fall, both you and your child most likely have a lot on your mind – finances, meeting new people, choosing a major, and more. With all of these conversations happening, it’s a great time to talk with your child about the basics of budgeting, establishing credit, and opening a free checking account.

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