Five bank fees you should stop paying

July 11, 2010

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(ARA) - If you're tired of getting nickeled and dimed by your bank, it's time to switch. Irritation with unnecessary fees is the No. 1 reason consumers switch banks, according to a recent survey by Javelin Strategy and Research. "Stopping useless fees for...

Creative fundraising helps to keep schools strong

July 7, 2010

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(ARA) - Times are tough, as every parent is keenly aware. But while everyone knows how the economy is affecting household budgets, families with school-age kids are feeling an extra crunch that is being put on their children's sc...

College-bound? Do your homework on insurance

July 7, 2010

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(ARA) - If you or your child is college-bound this fall, don't forget to review your insurance. Doing your homework now could save you money and headaches in the future. Personal property coverage Make sure the student's possessions are protected in case of theft,...

Shopping tips to save big on back-to-school supplies

July 6, 2010

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(ARA) - The back-to-school lists mean one thing - it's time for parents to start shopping. But shopping doesn't have to mean you spend every cent you have in your pocket. Here are some tips to make sure you check everything off y...

Four important steps to take before purchasing your next vehicle

July 1, 2010

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(ARA) - It's that time of year - summer car-buying season is in full swing. Many dealers are offering great incentives to move cars off their lots to make room for the arrival of new models in the fall. Since buying a car is one of the biggest investments many o...

Smart household savings start in the laundry room

June 29, 2010

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(ARA) - For many families, household budgets are still tight in the wake of the recession. But whether times are tough or not, it makes sense to save money wherever you can. There are plenty of small ways to start cutting cos...

Personal branding: A new focus in job searching

June 29, 2010

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(ARA) - A record number of people across the nation are unemployed and looking for work. As competition among candidates grows, it becomes more and more difficult to stand out in a crowd. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics re...

Six tips for buying life insurance

June 27, 2010

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Buying life insurance for the first time can be a daunting task for anyone. Finding the best provider to fit a person's needs, filling out all the paperwork and satisfying all the requirements can be quite scary for many people....

Five things small businesses can do to make marketing pay off

June 27, 2010

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(ARA) - In shaky economies, companies that invest in their marketing often come out on top. But for small business, making these investments often feels risky. Not only are time and resources tight, many small business owners fe...

How CDs can benefit your financial planning

June 24, 2010

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The economy might be doing a little better, but many families are taking a conservative approach to investing money. And planning for the future - retirement, educational expenses, a new car or house or maybe a long-anticipated va...

Easy ways to take advantage of solar energy at home

June 23, 2010

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(ARA) - The average retail price of electricity for American homeowners has increased nearly 40 percent in the last 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, costing homeowners hundreds of dollars on utility bills. "With energy costs ris...

Five fabulous finds that won’t put your kitchen budget on the chopping block

June 22, 2010

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(ARA) - No matter if your cooking style is elaborate like Julia Child or quick and simple like Rachael Ray, there are few items in your kitchen that you shouldn't live without. Add these five affordable finds to your kitchen an...

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