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Holiday Travel Tips

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Every year, Americans travel all over the country and around the world to be with family and friends during the holidays. While most people know traveling takes time, not everyone considers travel expenses to be part of their holiday budgets. That could be a big mistake. We’ve put together some time- and money-saving holiday travel tips to help.

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Smart Holiday Spending Tips

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The holiday season is upon us. That can mean some out-of-the-ordinary expenses. Instead of spending more than you planned, put these six holiday spending tips to use, whether you’re shopping for groceries, holiday gifts, or traveling to visit family and friends.

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Six Easy Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

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In today's economy, it is essential that you do what you can to save money. Many people are afraid of sacrificing the things they enjoy in order to keep more cash in their pockets. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money without having to give up the lifestyle you enjoy. Here is a look at some easy ways to save money without sacrifice.

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Bulking Up: Pro Tips for Buying in Bulk

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Buying in bulk can have great financial benefits, but if not done right, you can find yourself wasting money instead of saving it. To be a successful bulk shopper, all it takes is a little planning. Here are our do’s and don’ts for bulk shopping:

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Raising Money Smart Kids

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We all want our kids to be financially-savvy adults one day, but it’s become increasingly difficult in today’s swag culture. Here are some ideas to begin your child’s journey toward financial independence.

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Life Insurance 101

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Nothing says “love” like life insurance because you are making sure the financial needs of those you love are taken care of even after you are gone. Because life insurance is a key part of your financial plan, it’s important to make a smart, informed decision before purchasing coverage. Consider the following questions when shopping for the right fit for you and your loved ones.

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The New Psychology of Spending

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Many of us understand that personal finances are much more than income and expenses. Our spending habits, which directly impact our personal bottom line, are also affected by our emotions, values, and desires. This is known as the “psychology of spending.” Learn more about making a move from maximizing to minimizing spending.

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5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Budget

So you’ve set a budget and it looks perfect on paper. You established different spending categories and set what seems like reasonable limits. Yet somehow it just doesn’t work out month after month. Sound familiar? The first thing to do is double check that your budget is reasonable given factors like income and goals. But if everything looks set up for success, then ask yourself if any of these common financial habits are derailing your well-laid plans.

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