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What To Know About The 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

The financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on people’s finances and lives overall. Parents, in particular, have faced some monumental challenges—from how to balance homeschooling with remote work to how to manage childcare as they’re called back to the office. In response to these challenges, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expanded the Child Tax … Continue reading

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Tips For A Financial Spring Cleaning

By Khari Swann Springtime brings about warm weather and new beginnings. Out with the old and in with the new. The warm weather gives you the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning. When most people think about spring cleaning they imagine going through their homes and tidying up. They think about performing a deep clean in the bathroom, kitchen, … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Curb Your Spending

Guest post written by Alicia Marx While it’s undoubtedly important to set financial goals for yourself, your lifestyle changes might mean you’re spending way more than you should. If you keep trying to set financial goals for yourself that you don’t seem to be reaching, it’s worth looking to see if you can make any lifestyle choices to help curb … Continue reading

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Healthy Financial Habits to Develop

It is so easy to spend money and purchase things these days. It can literally be done in one click. And while an individual purchase may not seem that significant in the moment, it can be impactful when you look at the bigger financial picture. That’s why it is always important to review your financial activity. The best time to … Continue reading

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Where To Open A Checking Account In 2020

In times gone by, being without a checking account was an inconvenience at worst. Today, not having a checking account can make you feel like you’re at a standstill.  In 2018, only 31% of transactions were cash-based. Most of the other options, including checks, debit and credit cards, and electronic transfers, require having a checking account. That’s why if you … Continue reading

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What To Consider When Opening A Checking Account For Students

Traditional working adults aren’t the only people who benefit from having a checking account. When you open a checking account for the student in your life, it can provide them with the opportunity to learn critical basic financial literacy skills while safely managing their money.  However, unlike adults, students have a different lifestyle, which requires a checking account to offer … Continue reading

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