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Articles in October 2022

  1. Should I Get a Holiday Loan

    Should I Get a Holiday Loan

    While it’s a festive and cheery time of the year, it’s also expensive. Many people don’t have the kind of money saved in their bank accounts, leaving them scrambling to pay for holiday expenses. If that’s the case for you, you might be considering using a credit card to finance your purchases. But there may be another option that’s a better choice: a holiday loan.

  2. 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Take a 401(k) Loan

    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Take a 401(k) Loan

    When you need cash for a downpayment on a home or when you hit a financial emergency, your retirement nest egg can look pretty appealing. You might have thousands stashed away in a 401(k), so when you need money quickly, taking a loan from your own account can be tempting.

  3. Upcycle Your Closet

    Upcycle Your Closet

    This week's Thrifty Thursday saves you money by upcycling your own closet! Don't throw out those old clothes. Patch it, dye it, cut it, or give it to the dog! Considering the cost of clothes now days, whatever you choose to do with it will certainly help you save a TON of money in the long run!

  4. How to Create a Budget for the Holidays

    How to Create a Budget for the Holidays

    The holidays are rapidly approaching, so you’re probably coming up with gift shopping lists and planning your decorations and travel arrangements. But there’s one major task you have to do before you start making purchases: come up with a holiday budget.

  5. Repurposing Home Decor

    Repurposing Home Decor

    Are you eager to give your home a new look, but don't know what to do with your existing decor? Our Thrifty Thursday this week encourages you not to toss them out, but repurpose your home decor! Look for ways to upcycle them instead of throwing them out to buy new.

  6. 7 Ways to Save Money this Halloween

    7 Ways to Save Money this Halloween

    If you love all things spooky and creepy, you’re excited by the fact that Halloween is just around the corner. However, it can quickly derail your budget.Instead, follow these seven tips to save money on Halloween candy, costumes, and decor.

  7. SpecTECHular Holiday Shopping Program

    SpecTECHular Holiday Shopping Program

    Buy On Trust is an exclusive Buy Now, Pay Later program that allows approved consumers to make lease purchases through Best Buy. To get started, you enter basic information and are then considered for pre-approval. Once approved you can begin shopping on over 10,000 new brand name electronics. After you have finished up all your shopping you are given flexible leasing options to fit your budget, and you get all of this with an initial payment of just $50.


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