Category Archives: personal finance

Six Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

“Eco-friendly” most commonly refers to actions or items that are not harmful to the environment. In this instance, “eco” is an abbreviation for ecology, but who’s to say it can’t also stand for economy? As a homeowner, there are plenty … Continue reading

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Love and Money: Why Communication is Key

When it comes to money, what’s love got to do with it? Well quite a bit, apparently. Take, for example, the Federal Reserve research reporting that couples with higher credit scores have a better chance at finding love. Or the recent Bankrate.com … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Your Vacation Dollar

Multiple sources report that August is the second most popular month for vacations. This means that, right now, many people are anxiously awaiting their final, and maybe only vacation of the summer. If you are among them, your trip has … Continue reading

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Debt Consolidation Options

If you have debt, you’re not alone. In fact, the U.S. national debt rose to $17.8 billion last year. New Jersey residents are doing their part, unfortunately, as those of us in the Garden State have an average debt of … Continue reading

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Tips for Doing Your Personal Taxes

“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” —Author Unknown The author of this quote may be unknown, but what we do know is it communicates an important message: you are not alone! Few … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Fighting Over Money

It is said that love is blind. One thing that all people should keep their eyes on, though, is personal finances. This is especially true when discussing money with your better half, as a solid financial foundation is an important … Continue reading

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