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Budget Tips: Easy Ways to Calculate Your Spending

We’ve talked before about the importance of establishing a budget for yourself and your family. Without that, you can’t even begin to manage your money. Remember that you have to know what money is going out so you can make … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

Small Business Suffers Under Federal Operation Choke Point

An under-the-radar Department of Justice initiative that started earlier this year has been gradually coming to light as it negatively affects small businesses across America. Dubbed Operation Choke Point, its intent is to strangle banks that provide services to targeted … Continue reading

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You CAN Pay Off Your Debt

Did you know that the average American household has more than $15,000 in credit card debt alone? Perhaps your own debt is smaller (or larger!), but it still needs to be paid off—keeping your debt going costs you a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education, Smart Shopping and Budgeting

Beware of the Most Common Frauds

Our partner for money transfers, Western Union, offers a series about protecting yourself from fraud, and it offers excellent advice. Here’s the third in our series of selections from Western Union’s excellent site:  A great overview of the most common types of frauds. … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education

Easy Math for Personal Finances

I bet that when you were in school you thought to yourself, “I’ll NEVER have to use all this math they’re making us learn!” But the truth is, you use math every day—for example: Making sure you get correct change … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Education

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