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Keeping Christmas Budget-Friendly

The Christmas holidays are officially upon us; halls are decked, carols are on the radio, trees are being decorated, and retailers are welcoming the biggest shopping time of the year. Gift giving has become such a fundamental part of the holiday season that the mall has become a vital part of the entire Christmas experience […]

shopping on Black Friday

Is Black Friday The Best Time To Buy?

For most of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with our family to enjoy a meal complete with the traditional turkey, ham, stuffing, and pie. Over the last fifty years, Thanksgiving has meant not only family and food, but also one of the busiest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. Historically, the day after Thanksgiving marks […]

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Prepare For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and lasts until November 30th. This hurricane season wasted no time in delivering storm systems: Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of 2013, formed on June 5th, followed on June 17th by Tropical Storm Barry. With hurricane season underway, how ready are you? If you live in […]

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IRS Announces Changes For Retirement Accounts

To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken the step of changing its regulations regarding contributions to retirement accounts. What this means is that you can save more money by increasing the amount you put toward a 401(k) or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The IRS has also made changes to the income […]