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We love to be informative! Take a gander at some of the best-of-the-best articles, all collected in one place for your financial educational pleasure! (It’s a thing! Trust us!)

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Starting a New Job

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the brutal interviews. You’ve conquered the awkward negotiating process. Now it’s time to start that new, fabulous job of yours! Here are some helpful tips to help you get the…
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Getting Married

Love is still Americans’ top reason to marry. But even when you’re marrying your soulmate, money issues can cause friction. So what’s the key to avoiding stress and preparing yourselves for a positive financial future?…
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Buying a Car

Not something most people like to do. We all fantasize about a new car. Yet most people would rather chew their own leg off than go through the car-buying process. We really want you to…
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Planning for a Family

Kids are wonderful. If you’re pregnant now, congratulations! If you’re just doing some pre-pregnancy research, good for you! And if you already have kids, you know what we’re talking about! Yes, kids are expensive and…
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Buying a Home

What's an ARM? Do I need a down payment? How much? We know you have questions. (And you should!) Buying a home is a huge step, whether you're taking it on your own or with…
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Buying a Second Home

Looking for a little getaway place? Maybe an investment property on a lake or that cabin in the woods? Before you write the earnest money check, consider these awesome tips for happy second-home ownership… If buying…
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Planning for Retirement

We look forward to retirement for most of our lives. What’s the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy? If you guessed retirement, you’d probably be right. However, not many people view retirement as something you buy.…
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Losing a Loved One

It’s hard to think about anything when your heart hurts. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, finances are probably the last thing you want to think about. Take the time to grieve, and let…
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Balancing Your Checkbook

Balancing just takes a little practice! Most Americans don’t know how to balance a checkbook... gasp! If you’ve never balanced your checkbook before, you may think it’s too tedious or too late to start. You’re…
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Make a Budget

Ugh, budgeting. Most of us don't know how to make a budget. However, it’s a basic and important money management tool that helps you get out and stay out of debt. A budget is simply…