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Q&A: Why Are Prices So High Now?

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Q: I’m trying to heal financially as life returns to pre-pandemic norms, but the rising cost of many commodities, like groceries and gasoline, is making a financial rebound a challenge. Why are prices skyrocketing right now?

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Tell the Difference Between Needs & Wants

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Have you ever struggled with separating needs from wants? Read on to learn how to tell the difference between these two spending categories.

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What Will Happen to My Loved One’s Finances After they Die?

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My close relative is getting on in years, so I’m wondering: What happens to their accounts and debts after they pass away?

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Preparing Financially for a New Baby

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Congratulations! You’ve just gotten the positive pregnancy test results and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. Regardless, a baby means big changes, and some of those changes bring many new expenses. How will you pay for it all?

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5 Reasons We Overspend

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What makes us overspend? Let’s take a look at five common reasons and how we can overcome them.

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My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish it?

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Q: The last few months have been really tough on my finances, and I’ve been forced to use my savings for getting by. I’d like to start building these up again, but it’s all so overwhelming. Where do I begin?

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How Should I Spend My Stimulus Check?

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The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this money?

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Financial Resources Available for Veterans

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If you are a current or retired US service member or a family member of one, there are numerous programs available to help with the struggles of daily life.

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Financial Improvement for the New Year

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It’s time for those New Year’s #resolutions, and we’ve got four common-sense ones to suggest that will get your finances in order! A frightening percentage of Americans have no emergency savings … don’t be one of them!

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How Can I Make New Year's Resolutions That Stick?

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Every December, I draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions that look depressingly similar to the ones I wrote last year. How can I make things different this year?

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