Tag Archive: financial management

Holiday Giving

Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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What is in Your Pantry?

With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves. This task should be done on a regular basis to help keep foods rotated and use products that are …

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VITA 2017

In the early 70’s Gary Iskowitz, was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agency. Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed that …

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Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank

As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.

Let’s begin with 5 Steps to Seasonal Savings:

  • Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors:  Know your personal stressors—such as family, …

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Small Steps Are the Key to Healthy Change

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.” That saying holds true when it comes to our health and our finances.

Health and personal financial issues affect millions of Americans. We struggle with epidemic …

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America Saves Week ~ Online Challenge

America Saves Week 2015 ~ February 23 – February 28

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, …

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Can You Afford it?

Have you ever been in this situation? You are with friends and they suggest going somewhere for dinner. Your finances are tight and you really can’t afford to eat out at the pricey place suggested. What would you do?

1. Admit you don’t have the funds and say, “I really can’t afford it.”

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Three Keys to Successful Saving

Saving money can be easy or it can be extremely difficult.  Why should you save?  To set aside money you could spend today…so you can spend it tomorrow!  Ask yourself some hard questions:

What would happen if…

  •  You lost your job?
  •  You got sick?
  •  You had an emergency?

How will you pay for …

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The America Saves Challenge is Coming!

Setting a goal is the first step in taking charge of your finances. However, staying on track to meet that goal can be hard!   The America Saves Challenge will help you meet your goals by providing daily encouragement and challenge!

The 2013 America Saves Challenge is part of America Saves Week (February 25-March …

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