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Moving Tips to Make Moving Homes Easier

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Did you know that most people find moving to be highly stressful? It’s right up there with getting divorced or having kids!
Are you planning to move while the weather is good? Check out these five tips that can help make moving easier.

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Investing for Beginners

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It’s never too early to start preparing for the future and learn about the basics of investing. Investing is an excellent way to grow your money for retirement and large expenditures, like purchasing a home or taking a dream vacation.

If you’re new to investing, here’s what you need to know to get started, including the best investments for beginners.

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Benefits of Starting a Fruit & Vegetable Garden

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The benefits of a garden easily outweigh the effort required to create and care for one. Once you’ve secured a large planter box, raised garden bed, or designated a spot in your yard, these four tips will help you start a successful fruit and vegetable garden that the whole family can enjoy.

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Money-Saving Tips for the Farmers Market

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A trip to the farmer’s market is a terrific way to stock up on tasty local produce, fresh flowers, and other great products. With so many options, it’s easy to spend more than you budgeted for during your trip to the city farmers market. Here are a few tips to follow during your next farmer’s market visit.

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An Emergency Fund & Why Everyone Needs One

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Experts suggest having enough cash to cover three to six months of expenses. Unfortunately, for many people, this is easier said than done. It’s sometimes hard to accumulate funds overnight, but here are some budgeting and money management tips to help you build an emergency fund:

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What Is Financial Literacy?

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Financial literacy is undeniably one of the most important skills you can have, but unfortunately, it’s not a skill commonly taught or even discussed in schools. Because of a lack of knowledge and basic understanding, many people struggle to manage their finances, pay off debt, plan for a comfortable retirement, and invest in the stock market or other investment opportunities.

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The Truth About Short-Term Loans

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A person might apply for a loan for a large number of reasons, but sometimes we need cash more than others. In a medical emergency or with sudden fluctuations in income, it can be helpful to have access to money if we otherwise wouldn't. A problem such as this is why people often turn to short-term loans. While there are certainly benefits to short-term loans, you should understand everything involved before applying for a short-term loan. 

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How to Avoid Payday Loans

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People take out loans for a large number of reasons, whether it's a medical emergency or simply a small boost to help with living expenses between pay periods. While everyone would appreciate the luxury of a savings account, this is sadly not a realistic possibility for many Americans. The typical American is just one financial emergency away from being in a rough position. This is partially why payday loans have become so popular over time. 

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