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30 Ways to Beat Boredom This Summer

Go roller skating or ice skating Go on a long walk around your neighborhood Go to the bowling alley Go to the lake or pool Volunteer together Play arcade games Go see a drive-in movie Play a sport outside Go on a bike ride Play board games Have a paper airplane flying contest. Go see…

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Tips to Save on Road Trips

It’s finally springtime and that means the weather is warming up and everyone wants to start getting out of their houses. A perfect way to spend a weekend is going on a road trip. From Kansas, you could visit places like Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Springfield or even Denver. We have compiled a couple of…

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Navigating Relationships and Money

Whether you are married, engaged, in a relationship or even single at some point in your life you are most likely going to be navigating your finances with another person. This can be a very tricky subject for most couples that can lead to arguments and so forth. Our agency has compiled a couple of…

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips To Keep You Free of Debt Stress

With the holiday season in full swing it is easy for stressed consumers to stop living within their budget.  They simply pull out their credit cards and assume they will figure out how to pay for things when the bills come in January.   For people trying hard to get through the holiday season without incurring…

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Financial Abuse

Many of you are aware that October is national domestic violence awareness month and to help bring awareness to that cause CCCS held a speaking event. We wanted to share the information from our presentation earlier this month about financial abuse and how big of an issue money is in some domestic abuse situations. First, the…

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Tips for Managing Credit Card Debt

By Courtney Nagle (NFCC) posted on 12/9/16 Credit cards are exceptionally easy to break out and use for items that we want or need. Unfortunately, a little too easy. Many people are faced with credit card debt that seems insurmountable. Once the steep interest rates begin to grow, even responsible spenders may begin experiencing difficulty meeting even the…

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5 Steps to Start Buying a Home

Buying a house can seem like a daunting process especially if it is your first time and you are not quite sure what to do. But not to fear, we have listed out 5 simple steps to help get you started and we also included a helpful glossary of terms associated with buying a house…

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Annual Consumer Reports

Perhaps you are aware of the three Credit Reporting Agencies and how the information reported within the reports is used. But are you aware of the other consumer reports that are available and used on a regular basis? Did you know that they may contain mistakes? Some companies provide specific reports for employers to use…

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Tracking your Expenses

Are you wanting to start a budget or maybe you already have one but are having trouble sticking to it? One of the best ways to get your spending back on track is to keep track of what you spend. We have developed a very helpful spreadsheet (click here for access) that lets you track…

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How safe are you?

Every year we hear stories of companies’ systems being hacked into; about a friend or family member having their information stolen. Perhaps someone you know discovered that their taxes were filed before they had a chance to do so. Identity Theft is a daily crime and there are multiple ways that someone may steal your…

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