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Here's What Happens When You Ignore Your Spending Habits

Don’t Ignore Your Unhealthy Spending Habits

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If you make a mistake and ignore your unhealthy spending habits, there could be some unwanted consequences. While it's great to stimulate the economy, we also want to be careful to do it in a responsible way. In this post, we'll cover 4 examples of what could happen if you continuously ignore the way you spend your money. 1: You pay more for the same goods or services On average, people that skip comparison shopping spend more for the same exact goods and services. When you ignore your spending and purchase items without discretion, you run the risk of really...
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End of School Year Celebration at Hammond Stadium

End of School Year Celebration at Hammond Stadium

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There's a huge end of school year celebration on the way and we invite you to join the festivities. Come watch the Fort Myers Miracle Vs. The Dunedin Blue Jays on June 8th, 2018, 7 p.m. at Hammond Stadium.  The competition is fierce; and best yet, entry into this baseball game is free for all students! (Show your report card at the box office.)  Also, don't forget to check out our Achieva booth for some free swag and a chance to win a prize from the money machine. A little about Hammond Stadium Hammond Stadium was completely renovated in 2015. Adding...
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Keep Fraudulent Charges From Your Accounts

Don’t Fall Victim To Consumer Fraud

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There's nothing worse than logging onto your accounts and seeing purchases that should not be there. We wonder how it happened and what we can do to prevent it from reoccurring. Also, what steps should we take once we discover fraudulent charges on our account? Continue reading to learn more information about ID theft and consumer fraud. It's mainly about prevention Prevent consumer fraud by safeguarding your information. A few simple steps will ensure you are not making it easy for others to hack into your account. 1. Never share your passwords First and foremost, do not share your passwords. This goes beyond...
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Team Building Exercises to Build Your Small Business

Team Building Activities to Grow Your Small Business

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Owning a small business is a great endeavor; however, it always seems like there are so many responsibilities. It feels as if everyone involved has to do their part in order for the company to continue growing. One non-participating employee inside of a small business can make a huge negative impact. That's why good morale and unity are important. Want to know ways to boost the work environment and get everybody motivated? Look no further. Here are 4 team building activities that will rock your small business. Exercise 1: Coffee and Brunch Nothing covers ground quicker than a good cup of...
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Be a Master at Saving Money While Shopping Online

Be a Master at Saving Money While Shopping Online

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Shopping online is a super convenience. With just a click of a button, our favorite product shows up at our door. The ease of e-commerce has changed the way we shop. Not only are we more effective at making purchases, we're subsequently more impulsive. It's all too easy to go a little overboard. If you've felt the bite of online shopping, don't worry. We're going to show you how to rein it in. Get ready to become a master at saving money while shopping online; as well as a few of our other helpful tips. Why are you shopping online?...
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Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas That Aren't Sandwiches

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas That Aren’t Sandwiches

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Day in and day out, you've brought your lunch to work. While brown-bagging saves you a ton of money, it's beginning to get a little bland. You need a solution to the rut and you're searching for a few healthy packed lunch ideas. Fortunately for you, Achieva Life is more than just credit union news; it’s about lifestyle, community, and communication. In this post, we'll cover some great suggestions for midday meals that aren't sandwiches. Get ready to toss BORING aside. Continue reading to learn more. The newest revolution in ramen If you have a microwave, then you have access to...
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Use These Everyday Practices to Reduce Waste at Work

Super Easy Ways to Recycle at Work And Reduce Waste

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Earth Day is a global event with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part. It's a big deal to a great cause. Whether it's to reduce the usage of plastics or to save natural resources, every action counts. Here are a few ways to recycle at any workplace. Change the way you pack your lunch So, you've already committed to ditching the bad habit of expensive take-out lunches, but now it's time to up the ante. Make sure when you pack your lunch that it's in a reusable container. You'll have much less to throw away by using sustainable Tupperware. Try...
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Why You Should Get Involved with Your Credit Score

Why You Should Get Involved with Your Credit Score

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Having a great credit score will provide big benefits to your finances. As much as this fact is ingrained into our memory banks, many of us still have trouble putting it into practice. The credit score typically seems to be an afterthought until something goes wrong. In this latest post, we'll explore all of the reasons you should be more proactive with your credit score. You'll get better terms for loans One reason to have a better credit score is to obtain better terms for loans and payments. According to Experian, "Credit scores are decision-making tools that lenders use to...
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Last Minute Tax Appointment? Here's How to Get Ready.

Ready for Tax Day? Here’s Your Ultimate Tax Checklist.

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Tax Day is Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. If you're unsure about which items you need for a last-minute tax appointment, you've stumbled across the right post, we'll provide you with an up to date tax checklist that will make your appointment run smoothly. Millions of people, every year, go to tax preparation agencies; however, not everyone knows what to bring. Especially, if they are under the pressure of a deadline. In the following article, we've got a list of the most common things to bring to your tax preparer. Your taxes will be filed and on their way in no...
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Surprisingly Effective Ways To Spend Less on Vacations

Surprisingly Effective Ways To Spend Less on Vacations

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Spring is here and summer is near. We're all ready to travel. Before you pack your bag and shout, "See you later," we want to show you how to save some major money. Whether it's from booking the hotel or snagging a restaurant rebate, we have some insider tips on how to spend less on vacations. After gathering the best advice from well-known travel influencers, we put all of their tips together in one amazing post. Are you ready to learn more? Well, put on your traveling hat because here we go... Choose to cook instead of dining out While on the go,...
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