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Amber

Take Your Cue from Cupid: Focus on Hearts, Not Dollars, for Valentine’s Day

One dozen long stem red roses: $50.00 Heart shaped box of gourmet chocolates: $40.00 Dinner for two with a bottle of champagne: $125.00 Heart shaped diamond pendant: $320.00 Overspending for Valentine’s Day: PAINFUL! So, how do you make Valentine’s Day  Continue Reading »

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Katelyn

Be the Designated Driver of Your Finances This Year

Now that the holidays are over, we begin looking ahead to the New Year. Many of us took part in a traditional meal of black-eyed peas or pork and sauerkraut for good luck. Then we promptly set a New Year’s  Continue Reading »

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Tim

Unwanted Presents? Don’t Resist… Regift!

Let’s face it: each holiday, we all get that one special gift that we just can’t stand. Perhaps it’s a brightly-colored sweater that, while it seems too harsh to say ugly, we’ll call beautifully deficient. Or maybe it’s a strongly-scented candle that  Continue Reading »

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Getting Fit Without Giving Your Wallet a Workout

You may wonder why I’m focusing on fitness when most of us are thinking of the fabulous feasts we will soon be sharing with family and friends during the holidays. To borrow a quote frequently attributed to Robert F. Kennedy:  Continue Reading »

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Alison

The 12 “Saves” of Christmas: Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Let me start by saying that I love the holiday season. The music, the traditions, the excitement on my kids’ faces. Holiday memories are priceless, but let’s get real; they almost always come with a price tag. Toys, food, decorations,  Continue Reading »

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Amber

Is it Only the Early Bird that Gets the Worm? Cyber Monday Lets You Sleep in on Black Friday

It’s Thanksgiving evening. My friend, Krista, is scouring the newspaper and online ads looking to see what stores have the best deals and what time they’re opening. She goes to bed dreaming of saving money. At 4 AM her alarm  Continue Reading »

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Katelyn

You’ve Got Us in the Palm of Your Hand

I’m generally comfortable with new technology, and like most people, I’ll embrace a new technology if it works for me. Many of my acquaintances have been sliding their fingers across touch screen phones and sending text messages with rapid fire  Continue Reading »

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Josué

Earning Credit Outside the Classroom: Credit Cards & College Students

I still remember the day it arrived.  I was 18 years old and a freshman at Temple University.  Just days before, I traded in my personal information in exchange for a Frisbee and the promise of my first credit card  Continue Reading »

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Rafael

I’m Strong to the Finish Line When I Drink My Spinach!

As a swimmer I always look for an incentive that not only keeps me motivated during the practices but also helps me meet my goals, especially when drill time begins at 5:00 AM.  The incentive need not be expensive nor  Continue Reading »

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Leigh

I Needed It. Really!

Have you ever told yourself “It was such a great deal; I couldn’t resist” or “I don’t eat out for lunch that often”? If you have, then we have something in common.  These types of miscellaneous expenses don’t seem like  Continue Reading »

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