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Step 8 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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Increase your income this month to help you pay down debt.

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Do My Child's Activities Really Need To Make Me Go Broke?

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Extracurricular activities are expensive. If you’ve got several school-aged children and each wants to participate in two activities, you can be looking at an investment as high as $10,000 or more for fees, equipment, uniforms, instruments and supplies.

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Step 7 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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You’ve organized your debt, you’ve set up an emergency fund and you’re working on spending less. You’re now ready to start getting rid of that debt…for good!

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7 Steps to a Mid-Year Financial Checkup

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It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is half over. Take a timeout from barbecues and beaches to give yourself a mid-year financial checkup. Use the seven steps below to guide you.

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Don't Call Back One-Ring Calls

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Riiiing! You race for the phone, but the caller has already hung up—after just one ring. How rude! You thumb through the Caller ID, poised to give your mysterious caller a ring back when you note the strange area code. Should you, or shouldn’t you, make this call?

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Step 6 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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Now that we have a budget, let’s slim it down!

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Step 5 Toward a Debt-Free Life

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This month, you’re going to organize your finances. Hold onto every receipt, bill, paystub and invoice you produce throughout the month. Sometime during the last week of May, sit down with all of your paperwork and start crunching the numbers.

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Step 4 Toward A Debt-Free Life

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You may be feeling impatient to start more aggressively paying down debt, but it’s important to first create an emergency fund.

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9 Steps to Buying Your First Car

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Congrats—you’re ready to purchase your first real car! The process can be daunting, but Citizens FCU will walk you through it. Follow our guidelines for a stress-free ride!

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7 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means & How To Fix Them

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In the age of plastic spending and mobile payments, it’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford. Look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back on track.

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