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In the next couple of weeks, thousands of college students will be heading off to college for the first time. As parents, there is a wealth of information to impart to your children to make sure they have a successful college experience and that includes the financial aspects of college.
 

Not surprisingly, almost everyone can find a little extra money each month on purchases they make every day from grocery shopping to eating out. If your budget is a little tight or you just want to increase the amount you can put away each month, here are a few ideas just for you.
 

Savvy financial people make sure they don’t overpay for many of life’s regular expenses. These savings can be significant depending upon your current financial situation. We can all lower our expense for a few surprising financial obligations we all may have sometime in our life.
 

We have all heard the sage financial sound-bytes that seem so powerful and useful.  But what do they really mean and how can they be used in everyday life?  Sometimes it might not be really what you think, read on for how to put these sayings into practice.
 

Financial matters are a significant part of any relationship. Money issues are still cited as the number one reason that relationships have trouble or fail. Solving relationship money troubles whether you have been together for one year or thirty years doesn’t have to be complicated.
 

Building strong money habits and reaching your financial goals requires more than just an annual planning and budgeting session. Life generally doesn’t go completely as we planned which is why a mid-year financial review is key for financial success.
 

Categories: Credit, Money Matters, Planning

The Federal Reserve just recently announced another increase in the federal funds target rate which for consumers means an increase in the prime rate. Additionally, the Fed has indicated there could be three to four more increases this year. There are consequences for everyone when prime rate increases.
 

June is national safety month so it is a good time to think about financial safety. Identity theft and fraud continue to be pervasive and consumers need to be vigilant. There are ways you can help lessen your chances of being a victim.
 

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