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6 Tips to Manage Your Checking Account
[ 0 ] September 24, 2019 |

6 Tips to Manage Your Checking Account

Simplify your finances, kick old habits and avoid fees with these simple steps to success.   A checking account may seem like an insignificant piece to your financial puzzle, however, it is the gateway to nearly all expenditure. Why not manage it as closely as your major investments and expenses? When was the last time […]

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Seven Simple Steps to Buy a Car
[ 0 ] September 23, 2019 |

Seven Simple Steps to Buy a Car

On the market for a new or used vehicle? The hunt may be trying, but it doesn’t have to cause a mental break-down, at least not with this step-by-step plan.   Step One: Investigation Sticking with what’s familiar is not always the best solution when shopping around for a new (or gently used) vehicle! Rather […]

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Looking for Less Financial Stress? Simple Budget Plan for a Happier You.
[ 0 ] September 23, 2019 |

Looking for Less Financial Stress? Simple Budget Plan for a Happier You.

Will a budget give you less stress about money? The answer may surprise you! Making a budget is a powerful thing. It is a great way to take a step back and relieve uncertainty about spending by making a plan. By setting financial goals, you will be able to work towards your target savings, long-term […]

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About Our Art- J. Swiech
[ 0 ] September 6, 2019 |

About Our Art- J. Swiech

 J Swiech is an accomplished artist in a variety of styles and media. She grew up in Bloomington-Normal and graduated from ISU where she studied both theatre and art. Her primary focus and training were in graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor.   All of the paintings in this collection have been completed in the last […]

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17 Tips to Throw a Kid’s Budget-Friendly Birthday Party
[ 0 ] September 4, 2019 |

17 Tips to Throw a Kid’s Budget-Friendly Birthday Party

Did someone say Happy Birthday? Don’t break the bank to throw a party worth remembering. With a little creativity and do-it-yourself mindset, this budget-friendly bash will be the talk of the town. These 17 tips and tricks will help you plan a party that’s cost effective, innovative, and FUN!   Create a Budget Birthday parties […]

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Too Old for Back-to-School Sales? Think Again!
[ 0 ] August 14, 2019 |

Too Old for Back-to-School Sales? Think Again!

You may not be on the market for a graphing calculator, and you probably needed a permission for field trips when you last needed a glue stick. Though you may not be shopping for “school supplies,” you may in fact find yourself in luck this back-to-school season! Take advantage of deals on home goods, clothes, […]

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Don’t Break the Budget! Tips for Back to School Shopping.
[ 1 ] August 14, 2019 |

Don’t Break the Budget! Tips for Back to School Shopping.

  I remember a time when my school shopping list only included a backpack, a lunch box, a notebook and a pencil. Unfortunately, school supply lists now seem to be a mile long. Rather than spending an arm and a leg for your little one, prep for the new year with these 5 simple tips! […]

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