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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

By George Morris | February 22, 2016

It’s tax time. And for most us, this is the only time of year we get a windfall bigger than credit card rewards or grandma’s Christmas check. In fact, the…

Summer Travel: International

By George Morris | December 2, 2015

If wanderlust is your middle name, follow these tips for seeing the world on a shoestring budget. Know the exchange rate of the country you’re planning to visit. Will food…

Preparing Your Wallet For Blizzard 2015

By George Morris | December 2, 2015

With weather forecasters issuing warnings to millions of people living in the Northeast Monday and Tuesday of this week, we gathered up five ways to help your wallet during a…

5 Tips: Super Bowl Party On A Budget

By George Morris | December 2, 2015

Whether your team is playing in the big game or not, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to gather. Many of us shy away from…

Cheap Super Bowl Recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

By George Morris | November 25, 2015

Invite the gang over to chow down a big bowl of hearty turkey chili. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, Mexican-style cheese, and cilantro. INGREDIENTS 1½ lb ground turkey…

7 Tips to Get Out of Debt

By George Morris | November 25, 2015

Is debt weighing you down? It doesn’t have to for long. We have the top seven tips to help you get out of debt the fastest. 1) Make more than…

5 Money Lessons I Learned from My Mom

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

On Mother’s Day, we are reminded that mom is our first and most influential money role model. As children, we watch mom make thousands of purchasing decisions from the front…

Spring Dollar Store Deals: Top 10 Family Activities

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

Looking for ways for you and family to enjoy spring without spending too much money? Look no further than your local dollar store. The dollar store offers a wide selection…

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How My Friend Reduced her Student Loan Payments to Zero

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

I’m never going to be a good shopping buddy. I’ll never tell you to buy that new pair of jeans because you work so hard and deserve to spoil yourself.…

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NFCC Challenges Americans to Declare Financial Independence This Fourth of July

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

Washington, DC – Each summer Americans take pride in celebrating the Fourth of July, the day that commemorates the 1776 adoption of the Declaration Independence proclaiming the country’s freedom from…

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  1. IRS Ready to Start 2016 Tax Season; Encourages use of IRS.gov and e-File; Works with States, Industry on Identity Theft Refund Fraud Retrieved from: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Ready-to-Start-2016-Tax-Season-Encourages-use-of-IRS-gov-and-e-File-Works-with-States,-Industry-on-Identity-Theft-Refund-Fraud
  2. Personal Savings Rate. 12/2015. Retrieved from: https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/PSAVERT
  3. Steiner, Shayna. How Americans will spend their tax refund. Retrieved from: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/how-americans-will-spend-their-tax-refund-1.aspx