Affordable Sustainability: Grow Your Own Greens

Affordable Sustainability: Grow Your Own Greens

If you’re looking for a way to save on grocery bills while reducing your carbon footprint, growing your own vegetable garden can be a fabulous and rewarding endeavor. Follow these tips to learn how to successfully grow your own greens.

Choose the right greens

First, you’ll need to choose which greens you’d like to

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Beware Check Washing Scams

Beware Check Washing Scams

When Midge Laurin, of Chicago, Illinois, mailed out a $30 check, she had no idea it would be intercepted by a scammer and written out to someone else to the tune of $9,475. Check-washing scams like this are on the rise and can leave victims struggling to reclaim their lost funds for months. Here’s what you need to know about these scams and how to avoid them.

How the scams
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Money and Mental Health

Money and Mental Health

For many people, the mere mention of the word “money” spurs feelings of stress and anxiousness. In fact, a Bankrate study(link is external) of nearly 2,500 U.S.

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Travel Hacks - Your Complete Guide to Vacation Budgets

Travel Hacks: Your Complete Guide to Vacation Budgets

It’s great to get away from the daily grind, but budgets never go on vacation. The classic rules of sticking to your spending plan and not racking up bills you cannot pay still apply when you’re on vacation. The good news is, a vacation budget will actually make your trip more relaxing. When every dollar is accounted for

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Don’t Fall for a Home Improvement Scam

Don’t Fall for a Home Improvement Scams

Scammers are always looking for new ways to deceive people to make a quick buck, and home improvements are a common target. As the weather warms and home improvement projects start taking center stage, contractor scams start blossoming like weeds after a spring rain.

No one wants to be taken advantage of, and you’re probably no different. To

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Travel Hacks - How to Choose a Vacation Destination for Less

Travel Hacks: How to Choose a Vacation Destination for Less

Planning and enjoying a dream vacation without taking out a second mortgage may seem out of reach, but it is possible. One of the best ways to bring down vacation costs without compromising on the fun factor is to choose a vacation destination smartly. Here’s how to find a budget-friendly vacation

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Affordable Sustainability: Reduce Your Energy Usage

Affordable Sustainability: Reduce Your Energy Usage

One of the best ways to live a sustainable lifestyle is to reduce your energy usage. Practicing energy efficiency enables you to lower your carbon footprint and help combat climate change, all while saving money on your energy bills. It’s truly a win-win! 

Let’s take a look at some ways you can reduce your energy

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How Can I Tell if My Computer Has a Virus?

How Can I Tell if My Computer Has a Virus?

Q: My computer has been acting strangely, and I’m worried it may be infected with malware. How can I tell if my computer has a virus?

A: Computer viruses can be a nightmare for anyone, whether they use them for work or personal use. If you think your computer may

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Why Your Child Should Have A Savings Account

Why Your Child Should Have A Savings Account

Kids these days are growing up with more access to financial products than ever before. From debit cards to mobile apps and specialty accounts, they have so many options when it comes to managing their money. In honor of Youth Month, let’s take a look at why it can be a good idea to open a savings account for your child. 

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Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and use financial skills, including responsible money management, budgeting, saving and investing for the future. Let’s take a deeper look at Financial Literacy Month along with some ways to become more financially literate for managing our money responsibly all year long. 

The history of Financial Literacy Month
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