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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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Financial Wellness
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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Family Matters
Affordable Indoor Activities Your Kids Will Love

Winter has abundant opportunities for outdoor family fun. But with limited daylight and stretches of severe weather, how do you keep your kiddos entertained when going outside isn’t an option? It’s a tricky question for parents on a budget—you can’t just take your little ones to the movies day after day.

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Financial Wellness
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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Financial Wellness
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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Financial Wellness
The Five-S Plan for ATM Safety

When it comes to the security of your financial transactions, most of the focus these days is on online scams and theft—and rightly so. But it’s important not to let down your guard at a physical location where your money or information could be vulnerable: ATMs.

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