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  1. 7 Tips for Buying a Car Online in 2021

    Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning on buying a car in 2021. Pre-pandemic you might not have considered buying a car online. Many car buyers prefer to test drive a vehicle before they buy it. When buying a used car, an in-person inspection can be even more important. Things have changed due to COVID-19, and many people would…

  2. 5 Ways to Live Large on a Tight Budget

    You can live on a budget and still enjoy life. Many Americans are living on a much tighter budget since the pandemic caused unemployment to skyrocket. If you have had to cut back due to a loss or reduction in income, you might be experiencing  fear of missing out or FOMO. Living on a budget doesn’t mean you have to…

  3. Diversify Your Earnings While Keeping Your 9 to 5

    How to earn more money while keeping your full-time job. Many people would love to say goodbye to their 9 to 5, but with a year like this one, it can be scary to walk away from a salary and health benefits. Your current employment may not even provide you with enough financial security. Luckily, there are ways to earn…

  4. Selling a Home: Should You Update Your Home or Sell it As Is?

    Is it worth updating an older house you plan to sell? If you have lived in your home for a long time, chances are there are a few things you could do to help it sell faster and for a better price. As a homeowner, you may be blind to things that new buyers will notice. Your home has been…

  5. Online Shopping: When to and When Not to Shop Online

    When should you shop online vs when to shop in person. Today, many more people shop online than ever before. There are many benefits to shopping online from not having to leave your home and avoiding crowds to leveraging online promotions and saving money. However, there are drawbacks to shopping online as well. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks…

  6. Man holds kids telling them about financial hardship

    Financial Hardship: How to Tell Your Kids Money is Tight

    Experts share how parents can navigate financial hardship with their children. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the U.S. economy. Over 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment since March of this year. Whether you or your spouse have been let go from your jobs or you’re preparing for a potential layoff, your finances have probably changed…

  7. The Keys to a Successful Budget

    The Keys to a Successful Budget

    Discover 8 things every successful budget has. You can have brighter days if you’re not constantly worrying about money. Building a successful budget is one way to do that. Whether you have never created a budget before or not sure if you have the right budget, use the guide below to form a better budget and succeed at saving. 1….

  8. Self-Care: A Financial Checklist

    Self-Care: A Financial Checklist

    You can achieve financial wellness with this simple financial checklist. The idea that we all require self-care for wellness is a concept that’s gaining popularity. Self-care is a focus on the self and keeping track of your wellness physically, emotionally and mentally. We argue that taking care of your personal finances is part of self-care as well. Your finances can…

  9. Back-to-School Moments During a Pandemic

    How to Save Back-to-School Moments During a Pandemic

    How parents can save back-to-school moments for children The pandemic has altered many things about the way we live and going back-to-school is one. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the country, many schools are continuing virtual learning through the fall. Some schools are going completely online, while others are taking a hybrid approach. High school seniors are facing…

  10. Tips to Save on Road Trip Costs

    Tips to Save on Road Trip Costs

    Learn how to save on road trip costs Many Americans are opting for road trips over flying this year as coronavirus cases continue to spike across the country. Many families have been separated due to the pandemic. It’s been five months since cases begin to spread, and people are becoming anxious to see each other. As disease experts worn people…