Back-to-School Budgeting is a Teaching Moment for Kids

Back-to-school time takes a toll on your budget if you aren’t prepared. Extra expenses add up and sticking to your plan can be difficult. You don’t have to do it alone, though. This is an ideal time to help your kids build budgeting skills. Here are a few ideas about how to use back-to-school time to teach kids about money:
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Affordable Vacation Ideas in South Carolina

Having fun on a budget in South Carolina South Carolina is a wonderful place to explore. Families on a budget will find plenty of fun and exciting things to do in the Palmetto State.
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Affordable Vacation Ideas in Georgia

Having fun on a budget in Georgia There are so many opportunities for budget-friendly family fun in Georgia that you’ll run out of summer days before you run out of things to do. Here are some of our favorites to try if you're in the Peach State:
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Useful Budgeting Software

April 3, 2018
Sticking to a budget presents a challenge for many people. For some, using budgeting software helps make the process of allocating income to categories easier. Having constant access to your budget, even when you are out and about, helps keep financial goals front and center.
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How to Indulge in Guilt-Free Spending

While a budget helps keep your spending in line and tells your money what to do, it should also work to give you a life you enjoy. Keeping up with bills and saving for seasonal expenses and emergencies creates a stable and productive financial future.
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How to Organize Your Finances

Did you know you can save money on fees, build a good credit history, and reduce the amount of stress you feel about your finances just by taking a few small steps toward better organization?
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How to Vacation Without Blowing the Budget

December 26, 2017
Going on a vacation while sticking to your budget may require some creativity, but lots of families do it. Taking time away from everyday routines is good for relationships. It’s also a healthy way to keep stress in check.
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Managing Seasonal Expenses Painlessly

Expenses that you don’t normally put into a monthly budget can creep up and cause problems with your regular financial routines. They aren’t really emergencies, but meeting these obligations is an important part of life, so coming up with extra money in a hurry can feel like an urgent need.
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Budgeting - Savings vs. Retirement

How do a savings account and a retirement account differ? A savings account helps to insulate you from financial emergencies or unexpected expenses. A retirement account consists of money you are putting away for the specific purpose of retiring. 
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How to Use the Envelope Method to Stay on a Budget

Maintaining a working budget is key to your financial well-being. One way to stick to your predetermined spending goals is to use the “envelope method.” This simple but effective way to monitor spending is a great way to make your budget work for you.
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