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Neighborhood Spotlight: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Neighborhood Spotlight: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Founded in 1785, Spartanburg is the 12th largest city in South Carolina, and derived its name from a local militia called the Spartan Regiment in the American Revolutionary War. In 1831, Spartanburg became incorporated and earned its nickname, the Hub City, when railroads were built radiating out from its center. Through the years, Spartanburg became a maze of textile mills and served as a training ground for troops in World War II. Today, Spartanburg is a college town, home to 8 colleges and universities. Spartanburg, South Carolina has unique attractions that every member of the family will enjoy, and visiting will be easy on your wallet. Check out our top picks for experiencing the Hub City below.

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Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Back to School: Saving on School Supplies

Temperatures are still warm, but summer is drawing to a close, and that means it’s just about back to school time again. If you have kids, this can be an expensive time of year, as back to school often demands all new school supplies, school uniforms, sports fees, field trip costs, and another year of tuition. However, using the simple tips in this article, you can save money this back to school season and focus less on your finances and more on the excitement of the new school year.

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Recovering from Unexpected Medical Expenses

Recovering from Unexpected Medical Expenses

Your financial situation can change in a flash if you’re suddenly burdened with unexpected medial costs. Broken bones, disease diagnoses, and catastrophic health events are scary and hard enough to deal with on their own; but add the medical bill on top of it, and a bad situation only becomes much worse. If you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, unexpected medical expenses can leave you with nothing – no way to feed your family or put a roof over your head. However, there are solutions that can help you. Read the five ideas below and start recovering now from your unexpected medical expenses.

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4 Steps to Recovering from Bankruptcy

4 Steps to Recovering from Bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy is scary and might feel like the end of the financial world. You may think you’ll never be able to raise your credit score enough to get another loan, buy a house or car, or take out a credit card. However, you can recover from bankruptcy over time by using the simple steps below.

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Summer Activities for Kids: Entertaining a Family on a Budget

Summer Activities for Kids: Entertaining a Family on a Budget

Summer is in full swing and that means most kids are out of school. If they’re not at summer camp or enrolled in daycare, chances are they’re looking for something to do. However, entertaining a family can get expensive if you’re going to the movies, putt putt golfing, or out to eat. In this article, we’ve got a list of unique summer activities for kids that you and your family can enjoy together without overspending.

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