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The College Student's Guide to Paycheck Budgeting

Create A College Student Budget That Sticks

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Whether you're in college or know someone who is, creating a college student budget can make a world of difference. Who doesn't like to feel productive with their money? With all of the pressures of studying, it's nice to keep some peace in regards to our wallets. Here are 5 tips for managing your expenses that fit perfectly into your student life. 1. List your expenses The first step to building a college student budget is to understand your expenses. Are you living with your parents while in college or do you share an apartment with some roommates? Make a list...
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Hurricane Safety Tips From an Expert

Hurricane Safety Tips From an Expert

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Even if you haven't started preparing yet, it's not too late. Read more for the best expert advice on hurricane safety tips and home preparedness. Know your evacuation zone If a hurricane is predicted to go through your area, understanding your evacuation zone will help you know what action to take. Log onto your county's official website to view zone maps and available shelters. Some areas are evacuated before others if they are prone to flooding. Additionally, you should go over...
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The Responsible Way to Apply for a New Car Loan

The Responsible Way To Buy A New Car

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Buying a vehicle is an exciting thing, but is there something we can do to get the very best rate on a new car loan? Are there factors besides credit that we should know about? The answer is yes. If you're in the market for a new car, here are 5 essential responsible car buying tips you should understand before signing. 1: Do not rush Don't let pushy salespeople rush you into making a quick, (and wrong), decision. You never want to take out a new car loan to finance a vehicle you'll later end up hating. If you get...
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Summer Fun Ideas When Florida Beaches Are Too Crowded

Fun Florida Summer Activities Sure To Entertain

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It gets remarkably hot during the summer months and we need some fun summer activities to keep our minds off the heat. The problem is, from June all the way to August, the Florida beaches are too crowded. We've all done it before. We packed up our gear and headed out for some beach day fun. After the trouble of driving all the way there, it turns out there is zero parking. What a disappointment! Never fear. Here's a list of other summer activities to help you keep your cool. Water splash pads Water splash pads offer a great family-oriented...
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Ditch the Honeymoon Fund Jar for These Alternatives

Make Your Honeymoon Fund Work For You

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Even though the royal wedding is complete there's still a lot of marital buzz in the atmosphere. Besides, who doesn't love a June wedding? With so much nuptial talk in the air, it's hard to avoid the subject of the honeymoon. However, there remains a bit of controversy on whether guests should chip in for the newlywed's first lavish vacation as a married couple. In fact, many couples are deciding on a completely different route altogether. Find out how to ditch the honeymoon fund jar and use these more practical alternatives instead. 1. Consider staying local for your honeymoon Sure, a destination...
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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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