Archive for August, 2017

Overspending has become as American as Apple Pie (But it doesn’t need to be!)

[ 0 ] August 17, 2017 |
Overspending has become as American as Apple Pie (But it doesn’t need to be!)

If you overspend, you are not alone: the average American spends $1.33 for every $1 earned. Our spending habits have become so routine that we often forget the ways we are spending money on unnecessary things. Here are some tips to break bad habits, and set you up to achieve financial success. 1. Automate your […]

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Twenty Years in the Books for Emily Griffin!

[ 1 ] August 10, 2017 |
Twenty Years in the Books for Emily Griffin!

  This week marks twenty years that Emily Griffin has been a part of the Family of Companies.  She began her journey in 1997 at Growmark working in the accounting department for FS Convenient Stores.  She then moved to COUNTRY in the fall of 1999 as part of the Controller group working within Agency Programs, Cost Accounting, and Financial Analysis.  After being a […]

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What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017 |
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

COURTNEY JESPERSEN   The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $687.72 each on back-to-school […]

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It’s Summer Time!

[ 0 ] August 4, 2017 |
It’s Summer Time!

It’s summer time and for many kids that means staying home with a sitter or by themselves (if they are old enough).  It can drive a parent crazy, knowing that their kids are home just watching TV or playing video games all day.  But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are so many […]

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