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  • Healthy Eating Pays Off

    Healthy Eating Pays Off

    Did you know that April 7-13 is National Public Health Week?  In observance,  we’re sharing healthy eating tips and dieting tidbits.  Since we all gotta eat, let’s discuss different ways to make the best of it. I know some of you are thinking it’s impossible to manage a proper diet when you’re always on the [...]

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    | April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

    Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

    Dropout statistics are soaring and the student achievement gap is real.  It’s also a grim reality that America’s children are falling behind the rest of the world’s classrooms.   There are five things parents can do to guarantee their kids get better grades in school.  Constructing habits for a successful child is easy but will take [...]

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    | February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Teach Kids about Money Matters: 5 Easy Tips

    Teach Kids about Money Matters: 5 Easy Tips

    I remember hearing my mother complain about us kids leaving the lights on, leaving the television on, leaving the water running, leaving the door open and leaving the house without completing our chores.  After becoming a dad with two often absent-minded children of my own, I found myself constantly irritated when they neglected to turn [...]

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    | January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • What color cars get ticketed the most?

    What color cars get ticketed the most?

    For years – there has been a great debate over what color cars get the most tickets.  If you’re thinking the winner in any such argument must be red then you’d be right.  Well right and wrong.  There are no surveys or studies to prove that red-colored cars magically conjure up an unfair share of [...]

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    | January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Save More Money Than Ever Before!

    Save More Money Than Ever Before!

    Debt-stress is weighing heavily on Americans. It’s not only depressing, it’s also very dangerous.  High credit card debt is one of the leading causes of stress in the U.S.   According to an Ohio State University Study, people who reported higher levels of stress had increasing concerns about rising debt.  They also suffered more physical [...]

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    | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cool clothing tips help you stay warm this winter for less

Cool clothing tips help you stay warm this winter for less

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

As fall’s crisp breezes begins, it’s time to take stock of our closets and exchange summer shorts for winter wraps. Though many adults can pack away summer clothes for use each year, children often outgrow their hot-weather wardrobes before another summer season arrives. So, how do we dress for the season without breaking the bank? [...]

Make money while getting organized

Make money while getting organized

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

With summer coming to an end and school starting, it is the perfect time to clean out and organize your house. So why not kill two birds with one stone and make some extra money with a garage sale. Go through your closets, attic, kitchen, garage and other areas of your house to find items [...]

Couponing 101

Couponing 101

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using coupons effectively can save you money on groceries and household items. By following a few easy couponing strategies, you can stock your house for less. Find the best coupons. Search newspapers, magazines, store ads and websites like coupons.com and redplum.com. Get organized. Create a coupon binder separated by categories like beverages, breakfast food, cleaning [...]

Take advantage of company perks

Take advantage of company perks

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many companies offer discounts and/or incentive programs to their employees. If you don’t know what your employer has to offer, talk to your human resources representative to find out what kind of additional benefits they provide. Companies often times offer discounted rates on things like: Cell phone bills Fitness center memberships Tickets for sporting events [...]

Spend less to keep your home cool

Spend less to keep your home cool

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer is officially here, and so is the hot weather. But don’t worry, you still have time to be proactive and do a few things to lower your air conditioning bill this summer. With these tips, you won’t have to sweat high bills each month: Insulate your home by caulking holes and cracks that let [...]

Save money on your summer roadtrip

Save money on your summer roadtrip

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A road trip is a fun way to spend time with the family and explore new areas. This can also be a cheaper alternative to flying somewhere and staying in a hotel. These tips can help you save money while on the road: Find the cheapest gas by filling up outside of large cities and [...]

Summer Entertaining For Less

Summer Entertaining For Less

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family for a pool party, BBQ or an outdoor gathering. With these tips, you can throw a grand party on a small budget: When hosting a BBQ, spend less on meat by making kabobs. When you alternate meat with seasonal vegetables, it gives [...]

Summer Activities on a Budget

Summer Activities on a Budget

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having fun this summer doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. In fact, there are many things you can do without even leaving your home town. Here are some ideas for summer fun for the whole family: Plan a staycation. Find a hotel on one of many deal sites like priceline.com and enjoy a day [...]

Ideas For Inexpensive And Thoughtful Gifts

Ideas For Inexpensive And Thoughtful Gifts

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

With special celebrations like Mother’s Day and graduation around the corner, it is a great time to start thinking of gift ideas to show how much you care. Gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank though – there are plenty of gift ideas that are inexpensive, yet still thoughtful. Consider making your own gifts [...]

Tips For Cutting Your Grocery Bill

Tips For Cutting Your Grocery Bill

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grocery bills can take up a good chunk of your monthly budget, but here are some tips to help you spend less at the grocery store. Plan your meals around grocery store coupons. Find the biggest sales and then plan meals based around those ingredients and what you have on hand. Enter your zip code [...]

Get your tax refund with ACE Check Cashing & ATM Services

Get your tax refund with ACE Check Cashing & ATM Services

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

At ACE Cash Express, we make cashing your tax refund easy. No matter where you had your taxes prepared, you can visit one of ACE’s 1,500 locations nationwide and get cash for your refund today. ACE offers convenient services and benefits that make getting your tax refund easy: Large checks accepted – even up to [...]