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Is Eating Out Impacting Your Financial Success?

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If you want to cut your expenses, one obvious place to start is evaluating whether eating out is impacting your financial success. Whether it’s ordering a pizza on a Friday night or picking up a burger for lunch on a Wednesday, the average American household spends $3,154 on eating out, or on food...

Managing the Cost of Veterinary Care For Pets

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Pet ownership comes with plenty of benefits for us humans — from providing more opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities to reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. But when Fido or Fluffy get sick, pet owners also can experience higher rates of stress, anxi...

Are Your Spending Habits Based on Fear?

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Saving money is helpful when it has a purpose and a plan. Looking forward with anticipation of a good future can be helpful in promoting positive spending habits. But fear-based spending habits aren’t helpful. Hoarding money with no plans to spend because of a fear of letting it go won’t...

Managing Personal Finances Doesn’t Have to Be Time Consuming

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Americans have the best of intentions when it comes to managing personal finances, but few are actually taking the time to focus on how they’re spending their money. According to a survey conducted for the Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning and Progress Study, nearly 50% of survey respondents s...

Avoid These Common Tax Scams During Tax Season

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It’s tax season, which can lead to tax scam season. Taxpayers have until April 15 to file their state and federal income tax returns this year. And, as they search their files and piles around their homes for critical tax documents, another group also is losing no time to make the most of the seas...


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