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Your spending habits not only affect you now but will impact you later in life.  That's why it is important to implement smart spending practices so you have more money, pay off debt, and build a savings.  This section will provide you with applicable tips on how to develop smart spending practices so you can start putting them into practice and make positive changes.

Take Advantage of Tax-Free Back-to-School Shopping!

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It may feel like the start of school is miles away, but in reality there is less than a month before students head back to school. This means it’s time to get into some back-to-school shopping! With inflation on the rise, being resourceful this back-to-school shopping season is important. One valuable resource to take advantage of is the annual Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School shopping! Learn more in our latest blog.

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Planning your first RV or Camper Trip: Tips you need to know!

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With first-time RV and camper trips on the upward trend, it’s never a bad idea to be reminded of a few helpful tips for your trip! Read this blog for more information.

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Use Zelle or Venmo? If so, be careful of scammers!

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In recent years, money transfer apps such as Zelle, Venmo and Cash App have become an increasingly popular way to transfer money. Whether you are trying to pay for your portion of an upcoming vacation, owe someone rent, or pay someone back for a meal at a restaurant, these apps have become the primary source for completing these transactions. But like anything else that involves finances, you are susceptible to falling victim to a scam if you aren’t aware of the schemes being utilized.

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Why you should begin holiday shopping early

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Fall hasn’t even taken full effect yet, but it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Here we have highlighted a few reasons why you should consider beginning your holiday shopping now, as opposed to procrastinating until the winter months.

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Socially Distanced Summer Vacation Ideas

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Life is beginning to get back to normal and it’s probably been a little while since you have had the opportunity to experience a traditional vacation. While more people are planning vacations this year, there are still plenty of precautions you should consider when planning your vacation. If you are uncomfortable flying and visiting crowded airports, then take a look at the following vacation ideas that will help you maintain a social distance and also attain a much needed getaway!

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Smart and Efficient Ways to Utilize your Stimulus Check

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If you received a stimulus check and have no costs or payments of a high priority, consider the ideas in this blog to wisely allocate and spend your stimulus check.

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Traveling Fees

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In the following post, we have outlined some topics to take into consideration when planning your finances for a winter vacation. Don't let uneccesary fees hold you down financially!

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How can you minimize the financial damage of Back-to-School spending?

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Believe it or not, there is a new school year right around the corner and parents are rushing to make sure their students are prepared for the first day of classes; but at what financial cost? Here we have highlighted some suggestions for how to save some money this back-to-school season!

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The RAIN Method for Buying a Car

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The new year is right around the corner, which means this is the perfect time to be shopping for that “new year, new car” upgrade you have been waiting for. Whether you're looking for a brand new car or a reliable used ride, you want to get the most for your money. The process can be made easier by following the RAIN method: Research, Ask, Investigate, and Negotiate.

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10 Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

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This month’s blog comes from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office who discuss vital back-to-school shopping mistakes that could cost you big time.

With the new school year just around the corner, we’re providing tips for the fall shopping season, including knowing when rain checks may apply, when “free” offers may cost you, and ways to avoid scams.

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