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Our 2 Cents

Advice that Makes Cents.

 
At times, we could all use some guidance as we progress through life.  Here is a collection of tips, tricks, and useful information to help you when you need it.*
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The real cost of carrying a balance on a credit card could be greater than you think. Let's break it down. 
 
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Let’s be real: Cable television is ex-pen-sive! Have you considered cost-effective cable alternatives?
 
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If you've never done it before, creating a budget can sound intimidating. Here are some guidelines to help you get started.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advice that Makes Cents.

 
At times, we could all use some guidance as we progress through life.  Here is a collection of tips, tricks, and useful information to help you when you need it.*
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Building a great resumé is actually a lot simpler than it sounds. Here are some tips to help you get started.
 
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A car is often the second largest purchase consumers will make, after a house. These steps will give you firm benchmarks for your cost of purchasing a vehicle.
 
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Odds are, you’ve wondered about one of these age-old questions: Should I tip for this service?  And if so, how much? Read on to learn the ins-and-outs of tipping. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advice that Makes Cents.

 
At times, we could all use some guidance as we progress through life.  Here is a collection of tips, tricks, and useful information to help you when you need it.*
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It’s easy to bust the budget at the grocery store. Here are some tips to help you grocery shop on a budget.
 
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It’s understandable why you may be tempted to overspend on your child, but could what you're spending now to harm to your own financial future?
 
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You've lost your wallet, or it's been stolen.  Your first instinct is to panic. Resist the urge, instead follow these steps.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advice that Makes Cents.

 
At times, we could all use some guidance as we progress through life.  Here is a collection of tips, tricks, and useful information to help you when you need it.*
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Choosing a career may feel like a daunting task - These guidelines can help you choose the career that's best for you.
 
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Here are five key factors that should be considered before deciding how much money you’ll need in retirement.
 
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Buying your first house is an exciting time. Here are some things to consider as you move toward to owning your own home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*The material provided here is for informational use only and is not intended for financial, tax or investment advice. The Community State Bank assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from one’s reliance on the material provided.  Consult with your own financial professional and tax advisor when making decisions regarding your financial situation.