Category Archives: Personal Finances

Best Bargains for June

Apart from the bargains that AFCA MySavings members receive for being a member, June is noted for the following bargains as well: Expect Big Savings on Airfares Travel pros are expecting a blow out sale on air travel beginning in … Continue reading

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Master Personal Finance with These Free Courses

Master personal finance with free online college courses from Missouri State University. Learn how to set financial goals, budget and improve your credit with these informative 8 sessions. Continue reading

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College Grads – Financial Security Starts Now

Well guess what? Mom and Dad probably don’t want their money back but Uncle Sam, if you took out student loans, does. According to statistics supplied by the Institute for College Access and Success, 71% of grads in 2016 graduated with an average of $29, 400 in student-loan debt.

The important thing now is to get on top of your debt and start putting sound financial practices and strategies in place to secure your future. Continue reading

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10 Ways to Avoid (More) Debt in 2016

Steve Bucci of BankRate.com offers 10 great tips that will help you avoid getting deeper in debt in 2014 (or 2015, 16, etc..). Ignore these at your peril (and your Credit Scores!). I’ve offered my own take on his tips so be … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen Answers to Your Financial Questions

The Denver Post hosts the $mart Panel – a group of financial experts who answer the most common financial questions of the Post’s readers. Here’s a summary from a recent panel where the panel’s money pros took on 13 basic … Continue reading

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Could You Use an Extra $10,000 in 2016?

According to AARP.org  you can save big this year by following these simple tips: Save $200 a year by doing larger loads of laundry in cold water and line drying. Clothes will last twice as long too. You’ll save $1,000 … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Save on Travel for the Holidays and Through the Year

Travelling for the Holidays? Here’s how to save… Top off your tires. Underinflated tires not only create extra wear but cost you as much as 10-20% in gas savings so be sure to fill up the tank and fill up the … Continue reading

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Advice from the Bank on Budgeting for the Holidays

Note: The following advice is provided courtesy of Bank of Colorado. With the holidays, and holiday spending season, upon us, I felt it was advice worth passing along. The more sanity we can inject into the process and the better … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Tanked by Gas Prices

Gas prices have fallen lately but they’re still a significant cause of budget distress for those of us with poor mileage gas guzzlers. I’m a case in point, on the negative side I only average about 15 miles to the … Continue reading

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You Can Take Control of Your Finances; Part 1

Many of us are still slogging through the aftermath of the worst recession this country has endured since the Great Depression of the 1930s. While the economy has recovered in several areas large numbers of Americans are still reeling. We … Continue reading

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