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Terry Savage: Marriage and Money

The spring wedding season is upon us, and around the country brides, grooms and their parents are making arrangements for extravagant celebrations now that the COVID-19 pandemic is (hopefully) behind us.

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Command Your Cash Flow

Every firefighter understands financial stress. You aren’t alone. Be proactive, not reactive. Create a budget, analyze your cash flow, patch the leaks, and set goals. The money stress won’t suddenly disappear: in fact, it may never entirely go away. But, by taking command over your finances, you will begin to notice that you are less anxious, more focused, and better prepared to deal with life’s uncertainties.

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Are You Living Paycheck To Paycheck?

For some, the end of each month approaches with the painful realization that there is not enough money to cover all our expenses. One solution might be to get a second job, or even a higher paying job. But that is not always a possibility, particularly if we enjoy our current job.

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Is Financial Stress Making You Sick And Tired?

It’s past midnight and you know you should be sleeping, but your brain is on overdrive and your body is restless. Your credit card is past due and your bank account is in the red. Your oldest is also applying to post-secondary schools, but you don’t know how to tell her that there’s no education fund. Then, there’s the money you owe your brother.

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6 Strategies To Extinguish Your Debt

Debt is an oppressive burden resting on your shoulders during the day that turns into a weight on your chest as you lie awake at night. It’s like a fire that becomes harder to battle with each gust of wind or swipe of the credit card. Debt ruins relationships and destroys futures, and it also has the power to deteriorate a person’s self-esteem and overall health. It sounds heavy, right? Well, it is. 

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6 Quick Tips To Save More Money

We all have good intentions when it comes to saving money, but sometimes the hardest part is starting. Maybe you find yourself waiting for a milestone, like turning a certain age or getting a raise, or you rob your savings to fulfill your need for more wants. Either way, it’s easy to feel stuck. Here’s a dose of reality for you: you’ll only start saving money when you make it a priority. 

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3 Steps To Knock Down Overspending

Overspending — it’s a topic that people don’t like to talk about but one that many can relate to. It’s a situation that often starts innocently: a few impulse purchases here, a round of brews for your buds there, a new tool for that project you’ve been putting off. Before you know it, you’re in the red having spent more than you can afford — and then some.

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