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Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

Posted by August on Apr 11, 2024 12:14:17 PM

The freshness of spring motivates a lot of people to throw open the windows and doors, and do a thorough spring cleaning. It’s a great way to take stock of what you have, organize it so everything’s more accessible, and ditch the clutter that’s keeping you from enjoying your space. While you’re at it, why not dive into a bit of spring cleaning for your finances, too?

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Practical Money Tips Your 5-Year-Old Will Understand

Posted by August on Apr 3, 2024 4:27:53 PM

April is CUNA Youth Month, which is a perfect opportunity to start the conversation with your kids about money. Let’s face it: no kid is going to master money at age five. However, introducing financial concepts early on can help them be more capable and comfortable with money later in life. Here are some easy tips you can teach your five-year-old about finance:

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Youth Financial Literacy

How to Save During Wedding Season

Posted by August on Mar 27, 2024 12:01:56 PM

I can't believe that my favorite season of the year is almost here, wedding season. Once we start seeing the first few glimpses of spring weather, I can always expect wedding invitations to start flooding in. And with every wedding invitation that I receive, there is sure to be a shower invitation to follow. I've been invited to so many weddings this year that I'm starting to think the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers" isn't about rain after all. 

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

How to Spruce Your Home for Spring on a Budget

Posted by August on Mar 20, 2024 1:40:47 PM

When I think of Spring, I think airy, bright, warm, and fresh. It's the perfect time to give your home a little sprucing up. But if you're not careful, Spring sprucing and cleaning can quickly become expensive.

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Topics: Personal Finance

Women and Money: Taking the "Sting" Out of "Investing"

Posted by August on Mar 14, 2024 11:38:51 AM

With March being women's month, it's the perfect time to talk about the importance of educating women about finances. Although our society has come a long way in achieving gender equality, the financial world still tends to be primarily a man's game, and it's time that changed!

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Topics: Personal Finance

Women and Money: Take Control Over Your Financial Life

Posted by August on Mar 8, 2024 2:10:13 PM

With March being women's month, it's the perfect time to talk about the importance of educating women about finances. Although our society has come a long way in achieving gender equality, the financial world still tends to be primarily a man's game, and it's time that changed!

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Topics: Personal Finance

Getting a Tax Refund? Wait Just a Minute!

Posted by August on Feb 29, 2024 12:12:55 PM

It's that time of year again; W2s are rolling in, tax professionals are gearing up, and your mind is already swirling with ways to spend your tax refund check. Before getting too excited and seeing dollar signs, check out this BALANCE blog post.

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Topics: Personal Finance

Six Easy Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

Posted by August on Feb 23, 2024 2:16:28 PM

In today’s economy, it is essential that you do what you can to save money. Many people are afraid of sacrificing the things they enjoy in order to keep more cash in their pockets. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money without having to give up the lifestyle you enjoy. Here is a look at some easy ways to save money without sacrifice.

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Topics: Personal Finance

Buy Now, Pay Later of Buy Now, Pain Later: Take This Quiz and Find Out

Posted by August on Feb 15, 2024 9:53:57 AM

Airfare to air fryers. Thai food to tie clips. Memorabilia to memory foam. You can purchase just about anything these days with a buy now, pay later (BNPL) plan. In 2022 alone, consumers in the US bought around $250 billion in goods using BNPLs. The allure of making a small initial payment and splitting the remaining obligation into a series of automatic withdrawals is undeniable. The question remains: Is this a smart way to gain spending flexibility or a tool rife for accumulating bad debt?

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Topics: Personal Finance

Get into the Valentine's Day Spirit in Downtown Conway

Posted by August on Feb 7, 2024 12:39:17 PM
Are you looking to get into the Valentine's spirit? Head into Downtown Conway and check out the city's Conversation Heart and Marquee Light Displays. With romantic signs like Kiss Me and Be Mine or fun friendship signs like Bestie or Furever, it's the perfect Valentine's experience for anyone looking to get into the season of love. And the best part is that walking around, taking photos, and enjoying the city's charm is totally free!

Below are the locations for the Conversation Hearts and Marquee Light Displays:

Conversation Hearts:
  •  First Kiss: Riverfront Park
  • Hug Me: Beside of The Lennon Collective
  • Crazy4U & Too Cute: Between A Cup Full Coffee Shop and Ann Booth's Jewelers
  •  I'm Yours, Bestie, and Te Amo: Town Green
  • True Love: Courtyard to the left of City Hall
  • Be Mine and XOXO: City Hall

Marquee Light Displays:
  • Love- Kingston Park
  •  Single and Happy- Terrace
  • Kiss Me- Side of City Hall
  •  Be Mine- Courtyard beside of Whitaker's restaurant
  •  Best Friends- Under Archway near Planning and Zoning
  •  Single and Looking- Public Restrooms near Town Green
  •  Furever & Marry Me- Riverfront Park
  • Pink and Purple Lights- Walkway Under the Bridge


For more details, check out my Valentine's Day reels on my Instagram page, @successinthebag.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

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