Sep 252018

4 Tips on Saving Money on Fall / Winter Attire

Posted on September 25, 2018 Uncategorized

  It’s after Labor Day, your kids are back in school, and you’ve already tackled all the back-to-shopping to prepare them for the year. However, it’s also already officially fall, which means you’re going to need to switch out your summer wardrobe to clothes that keep you more warm. Bay Area residents often experience damp, rainy weather in the fall and winter, so stocking up on warm clothes, bedding, and winter outerwear is absolutely important.   However, there are plenty of ways to stock up on fall and winter clothes without breaking the bank. Here are a few good tips:

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Sep 182018

3 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Posted on September 18, 2018 Uncategorized

  More and more often, we discover new ways to “go green” and help preserve the environment and how we treat Planet Earth. In fact, did you know that there are many ways to go green and also save you money in the process? Well, lucky for our members, because there are quite a few easy tricks to do exactly that. In fact, you may not even realize how easy it is to save money while looking out for the environment.   Here are a few easy tips on how to go green while keeping your budget and finances in

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Sep 112018

Debit Card Fraud – How to Protect Yourself

Posted on September 11, 2018 Uncategorized

  When it comes to making purchases with your debit card, it’s a no-brainer – swipe or insert your card, enter your PIN, approve transaction. And making purchases online with your debit card is even easier, as popular e-commerce websites can save your credit/debit card information to make buying online even easier. However, in the last year debit card fraud rose over 10 percent in the United States, and even the most cautious consumers can be at risk if they aren’t careful.   When shopping offline, consumers should be on guard regarding “skimmers,” which are devices used by hackers that

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Sep 042018

Costs of Child Care – Planning Ahead

Posted on September 04, 2018 Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Group A, Group A, Group A, Group A

  Bringing a child into the world is a blessing. However, children can be an expensive blessing, especially if you have a dual-income household. In our current economic climate, child care is often unaffordable; according to the 2018 Cost of Care Survey, child care is unaffordable for roughly 70 percent of American families. One in three families spends 20 percent or more of their annual household income on child care.   When you decide to start a family, there are a number of financial variables to consider. Planning ahead for child care, especially before your child is born, can make

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