Personal Finance

7 Tips for Negotiating a Salary Offer

Who wouldn’t love a salary increase? Whether you are being offered a new position or are looking for a raise in your current role, you should be negotiating the salary. According to Salary.com, only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries. 44% of people have never even brought up a raise during…
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Puppy Scams: How to Spot and Avoid Them

Who doesn’t want a cute cuddly puppy to spend the quarantine with? Especially for people who live alone, there are psychological benefits to having a pet when you feel disconnected from your support system. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), dogs reduce stress, anxiety, and…
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How to Grocery Shop on a Budget

Raise your hand if grocery shopping is your favorite chore. Nobody? Didn’t think so. Either way, groceries are an area where many people can save money or where you can make the money you do spend stretch further. Lots of people grocery shop without thinking much about it. You’ll be amazed at the…
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5 Tips for Holiday Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Although holiday shopping will look different this year, the celebrations will go on! Check out these tips for safe shopping this holiday season. Expect Crowds Although crowds will likely be thinner than usual on the main holiday shopping days of the year,…
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Christmas Spending Tips

Even if it feels different in 2020, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Get ready for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping with these tips to keep your wallet – and everyone around your tree – happy. Set a budget Set a limit on your holiday spending! Even better, decide specifically...Read…
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7 Steps to Take When You are Behind on Your Bills

Late on your bills this month? Trying to figure out how to catch up? It happens. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, many people are in the same boat. Getting back on track after being behind on your bills can be difficult, but it is doable! Follow these steps to get back on track...Read More
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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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