Save to splurge

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about a tactic to avoid frivolous and impetuous purchases that can wreck your budget. And we write often about saving and being thrifty. But we want to remind you that sometimes it’s also OK to treat yourself to a special item or activity that you love. Allowing yourself an occasional treat is necessary to keep you from feeling deprived by your budget. Learn about how – and why – you can splurge without wrecking your budget.

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How to live on what you make

It’s a universal goal: Living on what you make. And luckily, it’s not too hard to accomplish it, if you know a few simple rules. Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky shares two key steps that can help you to live on what you make..

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Did vacation blow your budget to bits?

If you spent more than you planned on your vacation this summer – or even if you just eat out more now because of your hectic schedule of work and little league games – now is the time to sit down and reassess your budget. It’s not too late to get back on track financially!

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What are Certificates and who should consider them?

If you're ready to take your investments up a notch without a lot of stress or fuss, then it’s time to get acquainted with Certificates. Share certificates sold by credit unions are a safe way to grow your money with terms and products to fit most budgets and lifestyles. Learn what Certificates are, why someone might choose to invest in a Certificate instead of another savings vehicle and which savers are the best candidates to consider Certificates.

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Fashion on a budget?

A new Marist Poll was released yesterday on American’s views on fashion. A whopping 86% say that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be fashionable. You can learn how to be fashionable on a thrift shop budget on our blog.

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Are you prepared to retire?

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair, but today’s retirement is very different. Getting ready to retire means building your nest egg and having a financial plan that will enable you to enjoy the type of retirement that you want. Learn some key aspects of preparing today for the retirement of tomorrow.

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