Best Ways to Save on a Summer Vacation

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When you’re trying to stick with a budget it’s never too early to start planning for your summer vacation. And because it’s a supply-and-demand world, the longer you wait to plan the more likely you’ll be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable.

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Top 10 Tax Deductions You’re NOT Taking

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This article is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified tax professional for tax advice on your specific situation.tax form with calculator, money and pen

You could be leaving hundreds of dollars on the table when you file your tax return this year. From magazines to medical insurance premiums, little-known tax deductions and credits could make tax day a happier one for your family this year.

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Workshop: Building a Better Budget

A budget is the most powerful tool available for establishing financial control. In this seminar, you’ll learn to identify short-, mid- and long-term goals, design a realistic spending plan to live within your means, and outline savings plans to reach your goals. You will also learn about different options available for getting out of debt, staying out of debt, and staying motivated.

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What is a Share Certificate?

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With so many financial products available, choosing which type of account to open can be just as stressful as deciding where to open one.Couple paying bills using laptop

 

For consumers looking for earnings on their savings, one of the options that credit unions offer is share certificates. Here’s a brief overview of how they work and some of their advantages and disadvantages.

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Understanding Inflation

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Understanding Inflation

When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices. Generally, inflation is seen as a frustrating “financial fact of life” that passively affects everyone as price levels climb and as the dollar’s purchasing power decreases over time.

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