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Holiday Travel Advice

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In order to be with family and friends during the holidays, millions of Americans travel across the country and around the world every year. While most people are aware that traveling takes time, most people do not always include travel expenses in their holiday budgets, and that could be a big mistake. To help you out, we've put together some time-saving and money-saving travel tips for the holidays.

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Entertaining at Home

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If you’ve been staying at home lately, you probably realize you are saving A LOT of money on entertainment costs, but you may be getting bored. For this month’s Twelve Months To Financial Fitness, we share some fresh new ideas for entertaining at home to keep everyone happy—and keep money in your savings account.

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Control Your Holiday Budget

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The holiday season is almost here, and now is the perfect time to get started. But before you head out with your credit card in hand, it is essential to set a plan and create a realistic budget. It is easy to overspend with all of the excitement, but spending too much now could mean months of bills and high credit card charges in the new year. Most people want to control their holiday spending but get wrapped up in the festivities, and their good intentions get lost. Below are five creative ways to keep your holiday budget on track.

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Black Friday Mistakes to Avoid

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner. But with so many offers available, it can be easy to make a mistake and overspend on gifts. Here are some tips to help you avoid common Black Friday and Cyber Monday mistakes.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Hacks

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and plenty of food. If you're still scrambling to create a plan for your Thanksgiving feast, don't worry - we've got you covered. From recipes to last-minute tips, we've got everything you need to make your Thanksgiving unforgettable.

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Save Money for Halloween

It's October and you know what that means... you've been waiting all year for this! The time has finally arrived: Halloween is just around the corner. If you're like me, then your mind is racing with ideas on how to spend as little money as possible and still have a great night of tricks or treats (or maybe both!)

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College Savings Tips and Tools

As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, it's more important than ever for parents to start saving for their child's education early. But with so many different college savings options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few helpful tips and resources to get you on the right track, including helpful resources from Oregon College Savings.

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Fall Holidays on a Tight Budget

With the leaves changing colors and pumpkin spice everything in stores, it is only a matter of time before the fall holidays arrive! It's a favorite time of year for many of us. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, there are so many opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. The celebrations can, however, add up quickly and leave you feeling financially stressed. We've got you covered if you're on a budget!

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Government Accounts to Open

To make the most of the services offered by the Federal Government and the State of Oregon, it is important to create accounts with the agencies that will best serve you. Let's take a closer look at each of these important government accounts.

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Impatience And Financial Independence

For those of us on the path to financial independence, impatience is a universal emotion. It's normal to feel antsy and want to speed up the process. After all, who wants to wait years (or even decades) to reach their goal? In this article, we'll explore the different stages of impatience on the journey to financial independence. By understanding these stages, you can better manage your emotions and stay on track.

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