High School Students! Here’s How You Can Make College More Affordable.

Posted on 24. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Children, Family, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles

Students can earn college credits while still in high school With the cost of college rising rapidly, it can be overwhelming to think about how to pay your way through school for either yourself or your kids. Fortunately, saving hundreds, even thousands, is possible. Teenagers can help keep down the cost of their future college […]

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Will That Be Cash or Barter?

Posted on 11. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, Spending

How swapping products and services could benefit your business Bartering, the act of trading goods or services with other goods or services instead of money, is more popular than ever. With high unemployment rates and cash flow being stressed, bartering is a good way to create value for your business. The new world of bartering […]

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Get Rid of Your Kids’ Summertime Blues

Posted on 21. Jul, 2020 by in Children, Family, Gratitude, Misc. Articles

Have some family fun with these activities (while social distancing, of course!) Let’s be honest. This is a strange summer. With many recreation activities canceled or significantly altered because of this year’s pandemic and social distancing guidelines, families need to be creative to keep their kids energized and engaged. Never fear! Here’s a list of […]

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Keep Cultivating Your Network

Posted on 02. Jul, 2020 by in Customers, Employees, Misc. Articles, Self Improvement, Small Business Tips, Social Networking, Technology, Video Conferencing

Don’t let social distancing get in the way of your personal and professional relationships Keeping up with your friends and maintaining professional relationships is a challenge as most in-person activities have come screeching to a halt. Drive-by birthday parties, video happy hours and pre-recorded commencement speeches are the new normal. Despite social distancing guidelines, here […]

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Ideas to Help Local Businesses

Posted on 26. Jun, 2020 by in Gratitude, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Shuttered businesses are realizing that lifting lockdown restrictions doesn’t mean a return to business as usual. Social distancing guidelines and a public wary of venturing into crowded environments means light customer traffic for many businesses. Here are several ideas to help local businesses financially as they re-open their doors: Continue buying gift cards. For many small […]

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New Rules Mean Saving More for Retirement

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 by in Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Retirement Accounts, Tax Tips

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, also known as the SECURE Act, was passed by Congress in late December 2019. Here are some of the features in the new legislation that will help you save more for retirement: Money can continue to grow tax deferred If you turn 70½ in 2020 or […]

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It’s Time to Prioritize Inventory Management

Posted on 20. Feb, 2020 by in Inventory, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Extraordinarily low interest rates and a rapidly evolving business climate has made inventory management a lost art. Other business initiatives may seem to be more urgent and impactful, but in reality, mastering inventory levels is a key to most successful and growing businesses. Here are reasons why prioritizing your inventory management is a must: Less […]

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Valentine’s Day – Did you know?

Posted on 12. Feb, 2020 by in Marriage, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Uncategorized

Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? Who decided a day in the middle of February is a time to celebrate love and spend a […]

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Is It Time to Step In?: Aging and Help with Financial Matters 

Posted on 28. Jan, 2020 by in Aging, Misc. Articles

As the baby boomer generation ages so do the parents of the baby boomers. With this aging process there will come a time when a parent needs help. Much of the focus centers on managing things like transportation, mobility, health care, and home maintenance. Harder to spot is the need to help with bill payments […]

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Make Your Cash Worth More

Posted on 16. Jan, 2020 by in Cashflow, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Your cash is parked. Do you know if it’s making or losing you money? For instance, letting it sit in a non-interest-bearing account is a waste of earnings potential. It’s actually losing money if you factor in inflation! Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your banked cash: Understand your bank […]

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