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Throwing a Memorial Day Party on a Budget

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

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

Heading to College? Here’s How to Avoid Student Loans

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

Spring Clean Your Credit Report

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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Inexpensive Summer Weekend Getaway

Budget Travel: Go on an Inexpensive Summer Weekend Getaway

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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Money Smart Week

Celebrating Money Smart Week

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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