Chances are your finances suffered in 2020. Studies suggest that more than 4 in 10 Americans lost some portion of their income as a result of the pandemic and its aftermath. With many people looking to cut costs and save money, Consumer Credit Counseling Services compiled the list below. Put these budgeting suggestions to work…

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Back to school season looks a little different this year. Kids may be going back to the traditional classroom setting, or they may be going virtual this year, but the one factor that has remained the same is their need for school supplies. Here are a 10 ways to save on back-to-school costs no matter…

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If you have 45 minutes to spare, it would be an ideal time to check your credit report. Due to COVID-19, the three major credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – are all offering free weekly credit reports online through April 2021.  Normally, consumers can access only one free report from each agency…

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We are back with another, “What’s the Compromise?”. This week, we will be providing ways to save money on food: Meal Planning Plan your meals based on what is on sale in the flyers. If a certain meat is on sale, try to incorporate it into several recipes throughout the week. Consider planning at least…

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  If you have attended a class by CCCS, you might have heard us teach “What’s the Compromise?” This class is all about saving money in different areas: transportation, groceries, cell phones, etc. Today, we will talk about how to save money on transportation costs. We suggest that you keep your total transportation costs to…

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  Halloween costumes can be expensive, especially for something that you only wear for one day out of the year. We compiled a list of fun, cheap costumes you can make for your kid that will make them happy and help you save some money! Strawberry: What you’ll need: Red t-shirt/ Red t-shirt dress Yellow…

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  If you are one of the estimated 13.7% of people who shop online, this article is for you. Ecommerce is a rapidly growing industry which offers people the opportunity to shop from the comfort of their own home at whatever hour best suits their schedule. Retailers know this and are using monetary incentives to…

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Starting college brings about a lot of new and exciting experiences. One of the most daunting, and shell-shocking, parts is the cost of textbooks. As if classes are not expensive enough, it is reported that students spend an average of $655 per year on textbooks (National Association of College Stores, 2017). Below are some tips…

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  What to do if you cannot make your mortgage payment Is something happening in your life which is making paying your mortgage harder than usual? Are you scared your house may be foreclosed on? Then we have complied some tips and information for you. When a person is unable to make their payments, the…

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How much do your children understand and know about finances? Do they know how to save? Do they know how to budget? Sooner or later all kids will grow up and live on their own. Basic financial knowledge and understanding is an important skill which is needed in order to have a successful life. This knowledge…

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