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Making It Work: Downsizing to One Income

By First IB on July 25, 2017

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The birth of a child. Becoming a caretaker for an elderly parent. A spouse going back to school. These major lifestyle changes can lead to the need for a family … Read More

Making Outdoor Home Renovations? Think Budget and Scope

By First IB on May 2, 2017

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Many homeowners view their outdoor spaces as their own personal retreats — places where they can relax, dine and spend time with friends and loved ones. For this reason, many … Read More

New Baby, New Expenses — Take Baby Steps to Get Ready

By First IB on April 18, 2017

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Thinking about having a baby? Or perhaps you just found out that you’re already pregnant. (Congrats!) The excitement of your news might be accompanied with concern, as you wonder whether … Read More

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

By First IB on February 27, 2017

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Rewarding careers don’t always come with a steady paycheck. For those who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may … Read More

Eat an Elephant One Bite at a Time: Small Ways to Save

By First IB on February 6, 2017

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If you’re looking for ways to save money, it’s easier to start small and build momentum with easy wins over time. You’ve likely heard common savings tips like avoiding daily … Read More

New Year, New (Financial) You

By First IB on January 3, 2017

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Is your New Year’s resolution to get a better handle on your finances? Here are a few tips for bringing in the new, and dumping the old when it comes … Read More

Best Ways to Start Saving for the Holidays

By First IB on November 7, 2016

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“Christmas in July” is the name of a movie in which a man called Jimmy is tricked into believing he’s won $25,000 in a national radio contest. (It’s from 1940, … Read More

[VIDEO] Tips for Establishing and Building Credit

By First IB on September 22, 2016

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Looking to start building your credit history? Watch this short video for a few tips for establishing and building credit, to lay the groundwork for a better borrowing future.

5 Tips for an Enjoyable Staycation

By First IB on August 15, 2016

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A relaxing and memorable vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to travel far from home. While there is a certain appeal to getting out of your house and going to … Read More

[VIDEO] Preparing to Repay Student Loans

By First IB on August 9, 2016

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Don’t be overwhelmed by student loan debt. Make it a little less intimidating by creating a repayment plan and making smart choices. Watch this short video to learn a few … Read More

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