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Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams without Breaking the Bank

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. There’s a lot of planning that goes into creating your perfect day, and it’s easy to get wrapped up in the details and forget just how much a wedding can cost. Keeping your wedding costs in check ensures that your first year of marriage is filled with bliss and not financial stress.  We’ve got a few tips on how you can plan the beautiful wedding day of your dreams without overspending.

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Budget Holiday: Father’s Day

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Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, and with Father’s Day approaching on Sunday, June 18, we don’t want you to fall into the trap of overspending to make his day special.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your dad’s Father’s Day unforgettable. Whether you’re throwing a Father’s Day party, giving an awesome dad-specific gift, or gifting your dad an experience instead of something material, we’ve got several ideas below to help you make the most while spending the last.

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Budget Hack: Growing a Garden for Dirt Cheap

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Having your own garden or mini-farm will save you money in the long run. Growing your own food costs next to nothing in comparison to shopping at the grocery store, but getting started on your garden might seem financially daunting. The initial costs will pay off tenfold, and the tips in this article will help you save money while getting started growing.
 

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Planning for Retirement at Every Age

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The economy has changed drastically over the past 20 years, and so has the way most of the young people in the country think about retirement. Gone are the days of working a lifetime for a single company with a guaranteed retirement fund. Today’s workforce functions with a lot of moving parts and most of the time saving for retirement is left up to the individual.  Whether you’re in your 20's and are just beginning to think about retirement or you’re in your 60's and about to retire, we’ve got tips for how to make the most of your golden year finances.

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Budget Holiday: Your Guide to a Memorable Memorial Day Get-Together

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Memorial Day is the day we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. We couldn’t be more thankful to them! Memorial Day is the perfect day to celebrate our freedom and welcome summer with a friend-filled get together. Being the host with the most doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. When you use these tips, you can have a fun-filled, patriotic memorial day on a budget.

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How to Avoid Student Loans

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You can’t put a price on a great education, but you also don’t want to be bogged down by debt for your entire life. In today’s society, student loan debt is a common and seemingly unavoidable burden that 71% of college-age kids – that’s 1.3 million young people all over the country – take on every year. College is expensive, $10,000-$35,000 a year on average, but there are ways you can reduce or even eliminate the amount of student loan debt you accrue.

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Spring Clean Your Credit Report

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Spring always inspires us to clean up our wardrobes and homes. Something about the season makes us want to start fresh and get the year off to a good start. While you can’t start fresh with your credit report, spring is a great time to clean it up and move into the rest of the year with your best foot forward. Once your credit has gone bad, it can be hard to improve, but with the simple steps in this article, you can start increasing your credit score today.

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Budget Travel: Go on an Inexpensive Summer Weekend Getaway

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With sunny days, high temperatures, and long weekends ahead, it’s a good time to start thinking about summer weekend getaways. Going away for the weekend can be cheaper than taking a big vacation, and if you save money with the tips below, you’ll be able to afford lots of weekends away.
 

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Celebrating Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week takes place April 22-29, 2017. It’s a collaborative effort by thousands of organizations around the United States to provide resources and educational courses to any and all demographics to help every person manage their personal finances more effectively.

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Kids and Money: Passing On Good Financial Habits

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Becoming financially literate is just like learning a new language; It requires education, practice, and repetition to fully grasp and apply financial literacy in the world. Just as with foreign language, the sooner children are exposed to financial lingo, the better. However, as money-spending, saving, investing, donating adults, it can be easy to pass along bad money habits from the get-go. Here are several ways you can ensure your child is creating positive financial habits at an early age that will carry on through their teenage years and into adulthood.

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