Tag: budget

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

[ 0 ] August 8, 2016 |
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School

COURTNEY JESPERSENJuly 1, 2016 Holiday Tips & News, Shopping, Shopping Tips & News 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. A 2015 report by American Express found that parents planned to spend an average […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping

[ 0 ] August 5, 2016 |
The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping

COURTNEY JESPERSENJuly 15, 2016 Shopping, Shopping Tips & News This school year, students will learn about history, science and grammar. But the first lesson for any back-to-school season is financial. Whether you’re a parent shopping for your child or a student buying for yourself, you don’t want to overspend on your school year prep. To help you […]

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7 Affordable Easter Basket Ideas

[ 0 ] March 18, 2016 |
7 Affordable Easter Basket Ideas

With Easter on March 27th, it’s time to spring into action. Need a little inspiration for your Easter basket? We’ve got you covered. Check out our seven most affordable Easter basket ideas — plus stores and Easter sales where you can find them right now. 1. Candy It may be the oldest Easter basket gift stuffer […]

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Easter Ideas for Those on a Budget

[ 0 ] March 17, 2016 |
Easter Ideas for Those on a Budget

Americans celebrating Easter this year will spend, on average, $140.62 on the holiday – for apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food, flowers and more – according to the National Retail Federation. That’s up from last year’s average of $137.46. Put it all together, and U.S. consumers will spend an anticipated $16.4 billion on Easter baskets, eggs, […]

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America Saves Week: A Reality!

[ 0 ] February 29, 2016 |
America Saves Week: A Reality!

You may have heard some of the buzz last week around America Saves Week (#ASW). Running each year since 2007, the week is an opportunity for institutions promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. There are six main focus points for the 2016 America Saves Week. As your preferred […]

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Tips to Avoid Overspending

[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |
Tips to Avoid Overspending

With New Year’s Resolutions slowly fading, you can jump start your Financial Fitness by starting some budgeting. You can begin by analyzing your expenses over the last year, or you can start simple by cutting back on overspending in common areas.  GreenPath recently released an infographic showing how the average American overspends, highlighting areas such as […]

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