Financial Wellness

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October 27, 2014
by tynerc
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Still Need to Buy Halloween Candy? Read This Before You Do!

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If you’re like me, you’ve been putting off buying that dreaded Halloween candy.  Beyond figuring out how to not eat lots of it before Halloween :), you may also be wondering:  “Is there any way I can do this more cost effectively?”  Click on the below link to help make your Halloween experience more frugal!

http://www.wcpo.com/news/3-simple-ways-to-save-on-halloween-candy

 

 

 

August 12, 2014
by tynerc
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Need To Get Away? What’s The Best Way To Pay For It?

Trying to sneak that last minute summer trip in before Fall?  The latter part of the summer is a great time to find some awesome deals that can save you and your family money.  Here’s the question:  What’s the best way to pay for it?  Take less than two minutes to view the below video that will help you decide if a credit card vs. debit card/cash makes more sense.  Happy travels!

 

 

July 15, 2014
by tynerc
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Lowering the cost of your cell phone plan: LOL, that’s a good one!

No, in all seriousness it’s possible:)  Cell phone service providers put out new plans, especially family plans, that provide lower costs; here’s the catch:  they don’t typically tell you about those plans.  In other words, you have to ask to get information on them.  Want to learn more?  Check out this short video that could help lower your cell phone bill!

July 1, 2014
by tynerc
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Should I Or Shouldn’t I: The Garage Sale Dilemma

Well, it’s that time of year again:  Bargain shopping at your local neighborhood garage sale.  Deals are aplenty, but are you buying quality items?  More importantly:  Are the items you are buying safe!?  Check out this investigate report below that attempts to answer these pivotal questions!

May 1, 2014
by tynerc
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You Save Money By Eating at Home, Right? Well….

 

 

 

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We hear from multiple outlets that “eating in” is a much better economical decision in both the short term and long run.  “Eating out” has been represented as not cost effective and wasteful.  But is that really the case?  Could variability in the restaurant industy combined with rising grocery store pricing be changing the game?  Check out the below article from MSN Money that provides a vantage point ino this critical issue:

http://money.msn.com/family-money/is-eating-out-cheaper-than-cooking-fiscaltimes.aspx

 

 

April 18, 2014
by tynerc
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I Should Move Where To Find The Cheapest Gas!?

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The answer is (drumroll)….  Montana (atleast for today :))!  Congrats to our students who reside in Montana!

In all seriousness:  Many of us operate motor vehicles on a regular basis to get where we need to go.  While sustainable vehicles are slowly creeping on to the scene, many of us lament that moment when we pull up to the gas pump and blankly stare at the price that we are preparing to endure.  The good news is there are sites out there that help provide a better experience with this process.  One of those sites, GasBuddy.com, provides consumers with:

  • a search tool to find the lowest gas prices in your local area
  • The US low, average, and high gas prices for the day (including state location)
  • A trip cost calculator to help plan fuel expenses when traveling longer distances

Check it out @:  http://www.gasbuddy.com/

March 24, 2014
by tynerc
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I Can Deduct What From My Taxes!?

Tax Deductions

With the filing date for your taxes right around the corner (April 15) , you may be figuring out how to simply get your taxes done, not necessarily what you can deduct from them.  Deductions, however, are extremely important being that they SAVE YOU MONEY when you file your taxes.  Think you know all of the deductions?  Click on the link below to learn about some deductions that are commonly missed by many tax payers!

http://money.msn.com/taxes/10-big-deductions-too-many-of-us-miss-5