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A Full Guide to Tax-Free Weekend

Posted by August on Aug 4, 2022 11:21:35 AM

With the start of a new school year right around the corner, it's time to start filling the cart with back-to-school items. If the rows and rows of school supplies at Walmart and Target haven't already sucked you in, then Tax-Free Weekend is the perfect time to grab some of the key items on your list.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Posted by August on Jul 28, 2022 4:55:38 PM

Living in an area that experiences hurricane season for six months out of the year, we need to be prepared. A great way to do a bit of pre-planning so that you're not panicking when a hurricane is on its way is to put together a Hurricane Preparedness Kit. 

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Boost Your Summer Stash of Cash

Posted by August on Jul 21, 2022 1:45:13 PM

I don't know about you, but I feel like summer is easily my biggest spending season of the year. I've finally re-saved money that I spent during the holidays and get the urge to spend it, and boy do I. I spend on new summer clothes, fun outdoor events, travel, and vacation; I'm just a spending machine during the summer months.

If you're like me and are looking to boost your summer stash of cash, check out the BALANCE blog below for a few helpful tips.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

The "Dog Days" of Summer

Posted by August on Jun 8, 2022 1:15:24 PM

There is no better time of year to live at the beach than the summer. I love spending time outside by the ocean or the river and soaking up the UV rays, with sunscreen, of course. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Seasonal

How to Financially Prepare Before a Natural Disaster

Posted by August on Jun 3, 2022 3:36:00 PM

Summertime has finally arrived at the grand strand, and unfortunately, hurricane season came right along with it. Living near the coast, we are in hurricane season from June 1st to November 30th. Thinking about a potential hurricane can be somewhat stressful. However, being educated and prepared can help relieve a bit of that anxiety. Check out the BALANCE blog post below for tips on how to financially prepare before a natural disaster.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home, Life & School, Seasonal

March Madness: Lessons in Financial Management

Posted by August on Mar 10, 2022 5:11:34 PM

Every March, millions of Americans get sucked into the craze of March Madness. Whether or not they've seen a college basketball game all season, there's something about building a bracket, tuning in to watch their teams play, and bragging rights when they anticipate a major upset that has so many people hooked.

Although the two have little in common, except that a bit of luck can make you rich (or broke), there are a few financial lessons that we all can learn from March Madness.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

3 Things to Sacrifice for Lent That Will Save You Money

Posted by August on Mar 2, 2022 1:28:33 PM

Say goodbye to the masks and king cakes, and hello to the season of sacrifice, Lent. This week, we celebrated Fat Tuesday and the start of Lent. Fat Tuesday(Mardi Gras) is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church, where people overindulge themselves in preparation for Lent, the 40 days of fasting and repentance that lead up to Easter Sunday. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Tis the Season of Giving: Is It Better to Volunteer or Donate?

Posted by August on Dec 22, 2021 12:46:32 PM

There's only a week left in 2021, and there's no better way to end the year than by giving back. I know the holiday season can be busy, but I encourage you to make time to volunteer or donate before the year is up.

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Topics: Seasonal

Seasonal Scams to Avoid Through the Holidays

Posted by August on Dec 15, 2021 5:03:52 PM

The holidays are always one of the busiest times of year for me. I typically get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and wait until the very last minute to get everything done. By the time I get around to buying gifts for loved ones and giving to holiday charities, I'm in a total rush.

Last-minute shoppers like me are a dream for holiday scammers. The Grinch isn't the only one trying to steal this Christmas, so check out the BALANCE blog below for a few tips and tricks to avoid seasonal scams during the holidays.

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Topics: Identity Protection & Security, Seasonal

Our Top Tips to Determine the Best Times of the Year to Buy a Car and Get a Car Loan

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Dec 13, 2021 1:46:00 PM

If you're contemplating a car purchase, you are likely looking for ways to save. After all, spending several thousands of dollars on a vehicle is not something to do without careful thought. One way you can save is through timing your car purchase. By buying your car and getting a car loan at the right time, you can save substantially. Here are the secrets to helping you save through proper timing on your car purchase.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Auto Loans & Car Buying, Seasonal

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