How to Recover from Santa Shock

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If you’re looking back on the holidays with dread because of the extra debt, you’re not alone. Here’s what you can do to recover from holiday spending.

Budget Credit Card Debt

Budget carefully to pay down credit card debt as soon as you can. It’s worth it to feel the squeeze for a few months in order to pay off those bills sooner. The longer you take to pay off the debt, the more you’ll be paying in interest.

How to Talk Money with Your Partner

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Talking about money can sometimes lead to an uncomfortable conversation in a relationship. However, learning the right way to talk about money with your significant other is key to your financial success together. Sharing your financial goals and being honest about your financial habits is important. Here are some helpful tips to get the conversation started.

Dedicate a time

Together, choose a time when both of you can focus without distractions. If it helps, turn all smart devices off while you meet to make sure you have each other’s full attention.

How to Keep Your Child’s Activity Expenses Under Control

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Extracurricular activities are an important part of a child’s development. They allow kids to shine in ways that may not be possible in the classroom. Extracurricular activities also help kids step out of their social circles to forge new friendships. They may even be your child’s gateway to a college scholarship. 

Ultimate Smart Shoppers Cheat Sheet

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Did you know you should be timing your shopping throughout the week? Each weekday brings its own special deals and savings. Here’s the ultimate cheat sheet for your weekly shopping. 

Sunday: Large household appliances 

Does your refrigerator need replacing? Looking to swap out your oven for a newer model? Home improvement stores, like Lowe’s and Home Depot, tend to mark down their large appliances on Sundays. 

Investing 101

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Basics of Investing

Stocks. Bonds. Mutual Funds. Real Estate. Odds are you are going to put some of your hard-earned money into one or more of these investment vehicles at some point in your life. For many people, however, the mere mention of making an "investment' is overwhelming. This article is designed to help you feel more confident by giving you a quick overview of the most common types of investments.