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7 Ways You Can Afford to Go Back to School

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You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to go back to school. If you know where to look, financial assistance is available for any level of involvement, whether it's online or in the classroom, for credit or just for the enjoyment.  Here's how you can afford it.

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Defaulting on Your Student Loans is Terrible Advice

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A nascent movement encouraging young people to default on their student loans is starting to gain media exposure, and if it gains traction, it could spell doom for thousands of borrowers’ finances.

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Prime Time for Financial Planning?

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A financial planner can evaluate your overall financial situation including your budget, savings, investments, retirement plans, taxes, estate planning, and insurance.  They also recommend strategies that will help you reach your financial goals.

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Don't Let Money Worries Rob You of Sleep

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Money worries are rampant among Americans.  If you find that money worries are keeping you up at night, here are some steps you can take:

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5 Ways to Stage Your Home for a Fast Sale

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Today's real estate market is crowded with inventory, so if you want to sell your home, it has to stand out. Staging, or making it appeal to the broadest possible group of people, is one way to do just that.  That means depersonalizing your home so buyers can visualize themselves living in it. Check out our staging tips that you can use to help sell your home quickly.

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The 4 Best Things College Students Can Do With Their Tax Refund

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For many of us who have recently graduated school or are still in school, tax season can be a happy time financially. Many people will get a tax refund from the IRS, and more will squander that money before it has a chance to make it through one statement.  Here are some ways to spend it responsibly and feel good about it.

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7 Ways to Save Vacation Money

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Plan your next vacation ahead to ensure that you get the most for your money without sacrificing a good time. Then relax, knowing that you might even have funds left over when you get home.

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6 Questions First-Time Homebuyers Should Ask Themselves

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Part of the American dream is to become a homeowner. We dream of a place that we can call our own. A place that is comfortable and safe. A place we are proud of. A place where we can plant the roots for our future. To some however, the process seems so overwhelming and the concern of whether or not you are “doing it right” deters some from achieving the goal.  So how do you know if you are ready to become a homeowner? Here are six areas you will want to consider that will make your decision to buy a home the right one.

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Why Credit Unions Want to Make Your Kids Financially Strong

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All parents want their kids to grow up healthy. But most of the time that discussion focuses on getting them to eat more vegetables and spend less time in front of screens. Too few think about their kids’ well-being in terms of their financial health.

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How Splurging Impacts Your Finances

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Splurging leads to overspending and can derail your short and long-term savings goals and makes what you really want out of reach.  This article will provide you with some of the dangers of overspending and how you can fix them to keep your finances on track.

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