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Aug
8

6 Tips for Managing Back-to-School Stress

  As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there are a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike—from difficult homework to a stricter bedtime. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy,…

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Aug
1

Save on Your Vacation Lodgings

  Vacations are meant to give you some much needed rest and relaxation. Since lodging expenses can eat up a huge chunk of your vacation savings, you’ll want to make sure you find the best prices for them. Here are a few websites to help you find the best deals on lodgings. If you’re strictly…

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Jun
11

Only The Important

Only The Important: How to Audit Your Budget to Prioritize Vital Expenses Your budget is only as good as you make it. While it’s nice to have one — a Gallup poll found that just 32 percent of all Americans keep a formal, household budget — it’s better to streamline it by prioritizing important expenses….

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May
28

A Better Amazon – Online Shopping Tips

Some Amazon shopping mistakes you should avoid Shopping on Amazon is often a great way to save money and time. The site has good deals backed by fast shipping. Americans have certainly taken notice: According to a report from EMarketer, the retail site now accounts for 49 percent of America’s ecommerce. While there’s plenty to like…

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May
21

Wrong Number: A Look at the Most Common Phone Scams

A look at the most common phone scams According to a recent report from the phone app Truecaller, one out of every 6 Americans has lost money due to a phone scam. That’s unfortunate, and a sign that the scourge of cell phone life — robocalls — is more than just a nuisance, it’s a…

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May
1

Protect Your Identity!

Anyone can be a victim of consumer fraud and identity theft. According to a 2016 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Study, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015 alone. Learn how to keep your personal information secure and protect yourself against potential scams with this helpful video from the Pathways…

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Apr
26

Watch Out for Campus Checking Offers!

Watch Out! Campus Checking Accounts May Come with Extra Fees! According to a new report from U.S. Public Interest Research Groups, when college students sign up for checking accounts via their schools, bad things are likely to happen. These accounts and associated debit cards often come with heavy fees that put students — some of whom…

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Apr
22

What to Buy and What to Skip on Memorial Day

Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated as an extended weekend away from work–and the unofficial start of summer. It’s time to get that grill going, dust off your patio set, and break out the white jeans you’ve had stashed away all winter. More recently, Memorial Day has also turned into a second Black Friday…

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Apr
9

Home Improvement Tips & Tricks

You don’t need to spend a fortune to give your house a new look this spring. Read on for a list of home improvement hacks and learn how to upgrade your home on a budget. 1. Cabinet makeover  You can give a tired kitchen a fresh look by just replacing the cabinet fronts. You’ll pay…

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