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Cheryl Bigos

My Mother’s Holiday Club Account

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As a child I can remember my mother diligently putting $5 a week away in a holiday club account at our credit union. Every week, the same amount, and every week it was done. These days, the amount has increased to a whopping $10 a week. Although this doesn’t sound like much, if you multiply $10/week by 52 weeks per ... Read More »

Make Your Body A Part Of Your Financial Future

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Did I catch your attention? No, I’m not talking about selling yourself. I do, however, want you to think of your body as a financial asset. Whenever I see blogs or articles about planning for your future, I usually read some similar tips: Invest in a 401(k) or IRA. Create an emergency fund. Pay off your debt. Create a budget. ... Read More »

Keeping up With The Joneses

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We’ve all seen it: one neighbor gets a new car, so the other neighbor goes out and gets a new car. One neighbor strings up lots of Christmas lights and the other neighbor has to string up more Christmas lights. It’s the sense of competition. We all want to be the best. And while that may be healthy when it ... Read More »

You’ve Paid Off Your Debt, Now What?

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Your final payment has been made, and you’ve contacted your credit counseling representative to let them know you will be finished with your plan. Wow! You are officially debt free! It’s so exciting that you can hardly contain yourself. That one payment you had been struggling to make for years is now yours – all yours. So now what? Well, ... Read More »

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