Category Archives: Consumer Education Resources

Master Personal Finance with These Free Courses

Master personal finance with free online college courses from Missouri State University. Learn how to set financial goals, budget and improve your credit with these informative 8 sessions. Continue reading

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College Grads – Financial Security Starts Now

Well guess what? Mom and Dad probably don’t want their money back but Uncle Sam, if you took out student loans, does. According to statistics supplied by the Institute for College Access and Success, 71% of grads in 2016 graduated with an average of $29, 400 in student-loan debt.

The important thing now is to get on top of your debt and start putting sound financial practices and strategies in place to secure your future. Continue reading

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Could You Use an Extra $10,000 in 2016?

According to AARP.org ¬†you can save big this year by following these simple tips: Save $200 a year by doing larger loads of laundry in cold water and line drying. Clothes will last twice as long too. You’ll save $1,000 … Continue reading

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Need to Understand What the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Means for You?

Obamacare is on everyone’s mind these days. Is it the end of the Republic, a lifesaver or something in between? Take 10 minutes to get a handle by watching this video… Then spend another couple of hours learning all you … Continue reading

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Is Your Retirement a Gamble?

According to a disturbing documentary recently aired by PBS, The Retirement Gamble, it may be a very big gamble. Statistics compiled by the Employee Benefit Research Institute indicate that over 40% of Americans age 55 or older have no significant … Continue reading

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Save Money and Save the Planet

Save money and save the planet with eco-friendly tips. Continue reading

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Saving and Investing – Tools and Tips to Make it Easier

Having a strong savings plan and the right investment program can mean the difference between handing out shopping carts at Wal-mart when you’re 70 or enjoying the sunset over the ocean from your Florida retirement cottage. Here are great resources … Continue reading

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Seniors Save – Big Discounts Available Starting at 50+

Enjoy huge senior savings at hundreds of outlets. Here’s a list that will save you money every day. Continue reading

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Just Starting Out? How to Be a Millionaire When You Retire

The Wall Street Journal ran an article last spring about the benefit of starting to save earlier, rather than later. The article was aptly titled, College Graduates, You Need to Start Saving Now and is worth a quick read. http://on.wsj.com/HVGCxt. … Continue reading

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Deal Hunting Online & Off

Looking for deals in all the wrong places? Let Consumer Reports tell you the best places to buy, online and off! Continue reading

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