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Top 10 Posts of 2016

As a leading financial education and debt management provider, CESI is committed to providing informative content to consumers and clients through the CESI blog. As we begin a fresh year, we have taken some time to compile the top 10 most viewed posts of 2016 that cover everything from shopping addiction to finding the best military discounts.

9 Fiscal Reasons to Clean Out Your House

Not only can de-cluttering make you feel better, it can also help you financially. Here are some ways your pocketbook may benefit from a clean out.

The Facts About Shopping Addiction

Compulsive shopping (shopping addiction) is a very real addiction affecting millions, yet many people take it lightly or deny its existence --- after all, shopping is a harmless pastime that makes us feel good, right?

Having Fun on a Budget -- 19 Ideas to Try Today

There are plenty of ways to have fun without blowing your budget -- here are 19 ways to create family fun while sticking to your budget!

Paycheck in Hand? 5 Payday Habits You Should Develop Now

You can take a few simple steps today to empower yourself for every future payday by developing habits that become painless and automatic, eliminating the battle of how to spend your money. Here are 5 habits to develop each time you get that paycheck.

8 Signs You Need Help Managing Debt

It may be tempting to think ignorance is bliss when it comes to debt.  Ignoring debt and thinking it will take care of itself is rarely a solution that works. If you feel the nagging sense that you may be in over your head, here are 8 signs you don’t want to ignore that indicate you need help managing your debt.

Cheap Summer Activities for Kids That Fit In Your Budget

Summertime doesn’t have to be so expensive. Here are five cheap summer activities to keep down expenses and build up a summer of happy experiences.

How To Help A Friend Who Is Struggling Financially

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say, or exactly how to help a friend who is struggling financially. You can’t put yourself in trouble (or give up your own fiscal goals) by bailing them out, but that doesn’t make you helpless. In fact, you may be a tremendous help for your friend, even if you’re not a financial guru yourself.

Find The Best Military Discounts

Many military families live on a tight budget and may have limited time together. We’ve scoured the internet to come up with some of the best deals we could find on a variety of items, both practical and purely for entertainment. Enjoy these deals!

School’s Almost Out -- Tips For Covering Summer Expenses

Vacations, camps, activities, pool time. Together, those Summer expenses conspire to have a huge impact on a family’s budget. What’s a parent, especially one hoping to cut costs, to do?

5 Tactics for Saying No To A Sales Pitch

We all hate a pushy sales pitch, but they can also be pretty hard to say no to. Here are 5 Easy steps to learn how you can learn to say no to an aggressive sales pitch.

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