Category Archives: Budget

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Black Friday and Shopping Apps That Help You Save

Black Friday is almost here, are you ready for the big shopping day? Are you ready for the holiday shopping season in general? It can be difficult at times to find the best deals and lowest prices, but luckily there are plenty of mobile apps available that shoppers can use to hunt the best sales! Here are some great apps you can use during the holiday season!  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Check Out the Benefits of Getting Pre-Approved for Your Car Loan

What are the Benefits of Getting Pre-Approved for a Car Loan?

We all like to be validated.  Whether that validation comes from someone telling you that you’re a good listener, or a great athlete, or your opinion on comic-book movies is remarkably spot-on, it feels good to have someone on our side.  And while car loans can seem a far cry from comparing Batman to Superman, getting one in advance of shopping for a car does validate you.  It means you’re a “cash buyer” who has a certain amount to spend at a dealership, and the loaner believes in you enough to approve you for it. 

With that in mind, we want to give you four benefits to getting pre-approved for a car loan, including having leverage in negotiations.  Read on for more about these benefits!  

Can Student Loans Affect Credit?

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How do I reduce my monthly expenses?

Easy tips to save money monthly

While some people clip coupons and try to save up as much money as possible, others really have to exercise their self-control to keep themselves from blowing their entire paycheck  as soon as they get it. Whichever category you fall into – or even somewhere in between – we’re sure you’ll benefit from these easy ways to cut down on expenses and save your money from month-to-month. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to create a car budget for your next purchase

How to create a car budget

Are you considering buying a new or used vehicle? If it’s been awhile since your last purchase, or if it’s your first car, you might be wondering where you should begin your search. Sure you’ve probably got a vehicle or two in mind that you’d like to try out, but before you get to ahead of yourself, or your mind set on a specific car, it’s important that you set up a budget for your car. Deciding on a budget for your purchase can help you figure out how much you can afford to spend on a new vehicle, especially when you consider financing and trade-ins. Read the rest of this entry >>