Posts By: Courtney Flinn

Cybersecurity and Social Media: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

In 2020, almost everyone is on social media, but are you staying safe? Using social media is fun and useful for staying in touch with out-of-town friends and family (and pretty much everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic), but don’t let your guard down too far. Check out these tips to keep you and your…
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9 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

We know there are costs when it comes to the actual purchase of a home (down payment, closing costs, insurance, etc.), but what happens after? If you’re interested in buying a home, be sure to consider other costs of actually being a homeowner (along with your mortgage payment) when deciding if you…
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How to Pay a Large Medical Bill

According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, in 2019 about 137.1 million adults in the United States faced financial hardship due to large medical bills. Struggling to pay a medical bill is nothing to be ashamed of, but is truly a common issue. So how do you tackle this problem? Don’t ignore…
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How to Buy a Washer and Dryer (or Any Large Appliance)

Buying a large appliance can be stressful – especially if it is your first time doing so. Even if it’s not your first time, things change so quickly in the appliance industry that it’s hard to keep up. As they say, “They don’t make things like they used to.” So what steps should you take...Read…
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What to do When You Can’t Afford Rent

This year has thrown us a lot of curveballs, causing unexpected circumstances and hardships. As we work towards a sense of normalcy, many people are still struggling with their financial situation and affording basic necessities, such as rent. If you’re concerned about the possibility of not being…
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7 Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

Is buying a home on your radar? Becoming a homeowner is such an exciting prospect! So, what do you need to know before getting serious about finding a home and signing the papers? You are probably intrigued by the cost of a mortgage payment usually being equal to or less than a rent payment. There’s...Read…
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How to Curb Stress Spending

If shopping is something you do to alleviate stress and refresh yourself, you are not alone. If you have racked up credit card debt from all your shopping, you aren’t alone in that either. A lot of people fall into the category of “stress spenders.” Although this method it isn’t the worst way…
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9 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill this Summer

Let’s face it – it’s HOT. And this summer, we are spending a lot more time at home than usual. So how can we reduce our air conditioning bills without sweating while sitting still? Check out these tips to help lower your cooling bill without lowering your comfort level. Get a Smart Thermostat or…
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6 Things to Consider When Buying a New Car

Are you thinking about heading to the dealership to pick up a new ride? Whether you find this prospect exciting or stressful, there is a lot to think about before making such a big investment. Consider these 6 things before buying your new vehicle to make sure that your new purchase is a happy one....Read…
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Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams: What You Need to Know

In today’s landscape, scams of every kind are rampant. You have probably heard about cryptocurrency scams through the media, but in order to truly protect yourself from this scam category, you need to know what it is and what to look for to avoid it. What is Cryptocurrency? First things first: what…
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