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Budgeting articles from Farmers Insurance Federal Credit Union.

Financial Wellness
Emergency Funds 101

emergency fund for whatever life throws at us. If you’re still recovering from the financial fallout of COVID, saving for a future emergency may still seem like a distant dream for “one of these days”, but there are creative ways to start adding to your stash now that won’t impact your daily life, even when times are tight.

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New Year’s Money Resolutions

There is something about the dawn of a new year that brings out our willingness to kick old habits to the curb and start afresh. If you’re ready to create impactful and effective financial resolutions that best serve you and your goals, it’s time to lean in. With a few tweaks, a little planning and some disciplined effort, 2023 can be the year you start to make your money goals come to life.

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Cutting Travel Costs, Not Pleasure.

One of the best things about a vacation is taking your mind off mundane, day-to-day concerns and responsibilities, and focusing on pleasure. Trips are the time to live it up! If you put a little effort into making your money stretch farther on your getaway, you can have just as much fun and save enough to take additional excursions each year.

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Six Ways To Save On Homemade Meals

Budgeting, especially during times of inflation, can mean looking for ways to reduce costs without sacrificing quality of life. Relying less on take-out or ready-to-eat food and more on your own meal prep can help achieve this. However, even these costs can spiral if you aren’t careful. Here are six ways home cooks can spend less on the food they prepare.

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Money-Smart Travel Part 1: Save Now, Live It Up Later

When you think about it, planning is one of the best parts of taking an exciting vacation. Putting your dazzling itinerary together and daydreaming about all the amazing things you’ll see can really get the juices flowing. However, if you haven’t planned for the financial impact of your trip, money concerns in the months after your excursion can tarnish your happy memories.

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RX For Financial Health

Taking care of your health and going to the doctor for regular check-ups is something most of us take for granted. So why is talking about financial health considered a taboo subject so often? Especially when, according to the Financial Health Network, only 34% of U.S. households are financially healthy.

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