Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Fantasy Football

Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Fantasy Football

As summer winds down with autumn creeping closer, it’s time to start thinking fantasy football! Drafting the best team and guiding them toward the championship takes knowledge, dedication, skill and real talent. Do you have what it takes to be a fantasy football champ?

Whether you do or do not, know that fantasy

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Cash, Credit or Debit–How Should I Pay?

Cash, Credit or Debit–How Should I Pay?

Q: With inflation soaring, I want to spend my money in the best way possible. When paying for various every day and occasional purchases, should I be using cash, credit, or debit?

A: There’s a time and place for everything. Some purchases should be paid for with cash, some

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12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 8: Know When and How to Indulge

Step 8: Know When and How to Indulge

Now that you know how to spend mindfully, pay it forward, and regularly set aside money for savings, you’re ready to learn how to indulge in the occasional expensive treat–responsibly.

Many people equate financial health with a life of deprivation, but this is far from the truth. In fact, living a life of true financial wellness means being happy

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Don’t Get Caught in a Fake Lottery Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Fake Lottery Scam

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but scammers are out to turn that frequent dream into an absolute nightmare. A fake lottery scam involves a fraudster, or a ring of criminals, misrepresenting themselves as a legitimate lottery company to con victims out of their information and money. Here’s all you need to know about fake lottery scams.

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Don’t Get Caught in a College Degree Scam!

Don’t Get Caught in a College Degree Scam!

With so many schools now offering online learning options, college degree scams are more difficult to spot. Unfortunately, falling prey to one of these scams can mean losing out on valuable time and money, all while believing you’re moving ahead in securing your degree. Here’s what you need to know about college degree scams. 

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Don’t Forget to Follow Up on Your Home Inspection!

Don’t Forget to Follow Up on Your Home Inspection!

If you’re under contract for a new home, you’ve likely had an inspection conducted on your 

new home. This inspection is an important part of the home-buying process, and is generally required by the mortgage company. It can help you find any major defects in the home, such as a faulty roof or dying HVAC system,

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Should I Keep Cash at Home?

Should I Keep Cash at Home?

Q: I’ve been seeing posts all over social media about keeping cash at home during times of rapid inflation. Is this a recommended practice?

A: Keeping large amounts of cash in envelopes, kitchen drawers or stuffed under the mattress is not recommended during times of inflation – or at any

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Car in 2022

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Car in 2022

If you’re in the market for a new-to-you vehicle, you’re likely prepared to experience sticker shock. It’s no secret that prices on new and used cars have soared since the beginning of 2020, and experts aren’t expecting them to fall anytime soon. In addition, supply is low and finding your dream car can be challenging – or impossible. Here’s what you

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Back-to-School Shopping Hacks

Back to School Shopping Hacks

It’s back-to-school season, and that means you’ve got a list of stuff a mile long to buy. The good news is that you don’t need to break the budget during the second-biggest shopping season of the year. There are lots of ways to save, and if you plan your shopping well in advance instead of frantically rushing to get everything done at the last minute, you can

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12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 7: How to Pay Yourself First

12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 7: How to Pay Yourself First

Now that you’re managing your money well and you’ve even learned to share the gifts you’ve been given, it’s time to start perfecting the art of saving.

“Pay yourself first” is a catchphrase that means prioritizing your personal savings above other expenses. Savings should not be an

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