Feb
20

10 Restaurant Hacks

  Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion). We Americans really like our…

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Feb
13

Simple Stuffed Shells With Spinach

  Valentine’s day is tomorrow – instead of fighting the crowds to get a table at your favorite restaurant – make this amazing dish at home. Save money and save the day at the same time!   A box of pasta + cheese + veggie = dinner! Yield: 4 servings Hands-on prep time: 15 minutes Total…

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Feb
4

How Much Money Should I Keep In My Checking Account?

Most of us use our checking accounts on a daily basis. Every swipe of a debit card, every bill we pay and every personal check we write takes money out of our checking account. But, how much money should we be keeping in these super-convenient accounts? Let’s find out. What’s your magic number? It’s best…

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Jan
31

The SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, it…

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Jan
31

Budget Fettuccine Alfredo

  Creamy pasta for just a few dollars in less time than it takes to order dinner in! Yield: 4 servings Hands-on prep time: 3 minutes Total prep time: 10 minutes Price per serving: $1.19 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic 3/4 cup cream 2 egg yolks ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons parsley…

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Sep
12

How to Save Money While You’re a Student

  Money might be tight when you’re in college, but it’s not impossible to find ways to save. Here are some simple ideas. Budget It’s smart to create a spending plan so you know where and how you’re spending your money. If you don’t know where your money is going, it’s impossible to know what…

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Jul
25

Summer Savings

  How to stay on budget and keep costs low during the summer Summer is here and that means increased expenses. As a study from LendEDU pointed out, Americans spend an average of $2,229 in the summer, making it the second-most expensive season (winter is in the lead, with a $2,314 average spend). Looking to cut back…

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Jul
25

Summer Slim Down

  Some ideas on budget-friendly summer fun Now that summer has arrived, chances are you’re considering all the entertainment options laid out before you. While spending a week on a remote island might be ideal, it’s not exactly budget-friendly. Here are some more affordable summer-fun options. Park Party Many local parks host free or affordable…

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Spring Clean Your Home
Mar
27

Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring is here! Time to roll up your sleeves and whip your home into shape.  Use these cleaning hacks to help banish those dust bunnies without spending a fortune on cleaning solutions and organizers.  Schedule Smart  Create a physical list of every part of your home you plan on attacking. Next, divide the chores according…

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Mar
22

Online Banking Password Upgrades

Online Banking Password Upgrade Service Notice As you may be aware from earlier notices in Online Banking, starting in March, our Online Banking provider released a security update by allowing passwords to be as long as 256 characters. While the character expansion is a great thing, this will have an affect on a small number…

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