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New Year’s Resolution: 5 Ways to Stay Fit without the Gym Membership

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  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

It is almost the end of 2018! Where does the time go? The start of a New Year means creating New Year’s resolutions that you hope to stick with the whole year. A common goal for 2019 is to get fit and sign up for that gym membership. Even though gyms offer a lot of deals to help you save money, the monthly costs and sign-up fees can be pricey. You could get a cash loan to help you with the cost, or you can skip the gym membership altogether and get fit in other ways!

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Tips for Putting Gifts on Layaway this Holiday Season

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  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Putting your gifts on layaway this season is a great way to do your holiday shopping and a budget-savvy way to keep your spending in check. With all of the holiday parties and gift-giving, it can be hard to have a happy holiday. Before you start crossing things off of your shopping list this year, here is what you need to know about layaway.

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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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Understanding Credit: What Causes Bad Credit?

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Finance

Let’s face it, you need a good credit score to get anything these days. Landlords and banks will run a credit check for renting an apartment, getting a mortgage, getting a car loan, or any other kind of installment loan. If you have bad credit, it can be hard to get the things you need in life. Do you know what causes bad credit? Read our guide next time you apply for something that requires a credit check.  

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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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Moving on a Budget

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  • "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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7 Backyard Activities to Keep Kids Busy this Summer

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  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Summer means that kids are out of school and it is up to you to entertain them. It can be hard finding affordable summer activities to keep them busy during those three months, but you don’t have to go far or spend a lot of money. All you have to do is walk out your back door for some backyard fun!

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4th of July: Frugal Food

  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

It’s not the 4th of July without red, white and blue decorations – but why stop there? You can make your food as patriotic as your mood, and you can do it without spending a lot of money. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ blowout or attending a 4th of July beach party, these recipes are sure to please.

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How to Avoid a Cash Advance Scam

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  • Educational

A cash advance scam occurs when a scammer offers you money with the intent of taking a lot of yours. Some scammers can be convincing, especially if you have previously been in debt or applied for a cash loan at some point in your life. Cash advance scams affect thousands of people every year. Use our guide below to avoid becoming a victim of these scams and how to report them if you come across one. 

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Tax Season: What is the IRS “Dirty Dozen”?

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  • Finance

For some, tax season can be an exciting time of getting much-needed extra money. For others, it is a scary and confusing time of unexpected costs and fees. Whatever attitude you may have, being aware of the IRS “Dirty Dozen” is important. This list is released by the IRS every year and represents the worst of the worst tax scams. Though they exist all year round, taxpayers are especially susceptible during tax season. 

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