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The Business of Fantasy Football

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

The NFL season is in full swing once again, and if you're like tens of millions of other Americans, you're doing more than just pulling for your favorite team. Yes, we're talking about fantasy football. You've done the research, drafted the best players, and watch the stats closely every week to see how your chosen players are doing. But is it possible this $7 billion industry is having an impact on your real-world work and financial life?   

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Fall Seasonal Style Updates on a Budget

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

To look and feel your best, you'll want to pick up a few key pieces of clothing and accessories at the start of each season. But there aren't too many women who can afford a whole new wardrobe from each designer's runway show. Fortunately, being smart with your finances is a great way to look smart in fashion. Check out some of these hot tips to update your fall outfits and fashion on a budget.

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Car Safety: Get your Car Ready for Winter Weather

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Besides mentally preparing yourself for the colder temperatures that winter brings, it is also important to prepare your vehicle for the coming winter weather. Not only is it important for car safety, but for the longevity of your car as well. Most of the things on our list you can do without breaking your budget, but you may need an installment loan along the way.

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Single Parent? Save Money with These Budgeting Tips

  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

As the only person at the head of your household, there is a lot of pressure to create a stable financial future. Being a single parent can make it extremely hard to save money and create a budget, but there are ways to do it. Use our tips below and be on your way to saving money today!

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Winter is Coming; Fall Home Improvement Tips

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

The weather is getting cooler, and you can sense winter is in the air. It’s tempting to get cozy and be lazy inside your warm home, but with the changing of the seasons comes home improvement responsibilities. Get your home ready for winter before it gets too cold. Is your budget ready for the expenses that may come with the changing weather, or do you need an installment loan to get you through?

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Save Money with These September Sales

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Though it is only September, it is still a good time to think about saving for the holidays, or even buying some gifts already. Shopping smart and saving money means knowing the best time to buy certain products. With Labor Day sales in September, there are plenty of things you can save on this month without waiting until Black Friday. Read our list below for all of the September sales this year.

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Back to School Budgets

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Even though parents know it's coming every year, it's still easy to get caught off guard when it's time to shop for back to school gear and pay other expenses associated with their children's education. Start early by creating a budget and setting aside money throughout the year to handle the expected and unexpected expenses. Add these categories to your budget so you can calculate your bottom line.

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Moving on a Budget

  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, moving is notoriously expensive. However, if you can get creative and use the resources you already have, your move doesn’t have to push you off-budget. Putting the time and energy into ensuring your move fits your budget will mean starting your life in your new home on the right financial foot.

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Smart Shopping: Buying a New Phone on a Budget

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

It seems like every time you get a new phone, another bigger and better model comes out shortly after. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, practice smart shopping! Don’t break your budget by buying a new phone, just because it is the hot new item. Use our tips below for shopping smart when the time comes for you to buy a new phone.

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Back to School: Six Budget-Friendly Tips for School Supply Shopping

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

It is about that time of year where parents receive their back to school shopping lists from their kid’s future teachers. For some parents, buying school supplies can be the biggest expense when it comes to their children for the entire year. Even if you thought you had a good budget prepared, there can be some surprises. Save money on school supplies this year by using our six tips below.

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