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Enjoy Your Summer Vacation — Without Maxing Out Your Credit Cards

By on June 6, 2017

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School is out, and summer is upon us. It’s time to let loose and have some fun! That sounds great in theory, but it can be a horrible idea for … Read More

Tips ‘Fur’ Keeping Pets (and Their People) Happy and Healthy

By First IB on April 3, 2017

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For many people, four-legged friends are part of the family. And just like any of our human friends or family, we want what’s best for them. But keeping our cats, … Read More

It’s OK to Spend Money on Yourself — Really (But Be Smart About It)

By First IB on March 27, 2017

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People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help “underspenders” can guide the rest of … Read More

Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

By First IB on March 24, 2017

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With the tax filing deadline approaching, it’s not too early to think about how you’ll use a refund this year. If you receive a state and/or federal tax refund, here are … Read More

What’s the Difference Between APR and APY?

By First IB on March 20, 2017

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APR and APY mean the same thing, right? Nope. They’re both related to interest rates, but the difference between the two is more than just a single letter. And it’s … 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

CDs: How They Can Fit into Your Financial Plans

By First IB on February 13, 2017

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You’re likely familiar with savings and checking accounts, and probably a 401k or 403b that’s available through your employer, but what do you know about a Certificate of Deposit (CD)? … Read More

Tips for Avoiding a “Financial Groundhog Day”

By First IB on January 30, 2017

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Do you find yourself mistreating your bank account over and over again – kinda like an overspending Groundhog Day? Here are some common, repetitive money mistakes you might be making … Read More

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