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Reflecting on your finances
End of Year Reflection
Financial Freedom, Budgeting
New year, new you? Sounds great in theory, but it can be tough to make it happen. The truth is, there’s no simple solution that will magically change your life, but you can take small steps every day to work toward your goals – personally, professionally AND financially.

Wondering how to achieve your financial goals this year? Here are a few tips to get on track for the best year yet.
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Holiday gift ideas on a budget
3 Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas
Holidays, Money Tips, Financial Freedom
They say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be among the most expensive. Stay on top of your holiday spending this year with these tips for giving thoughtful gifts your friends will appreciate just as much as — or more than — something pricier.

Not sure how much you should be spending this year? Read on.
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Project Money Update
Project Money: Planning for Future Financial Goals
Project Money, Money Smarts, Financial Freedom
After months of hard work, our teams are starting to think about their future financial goals and how to make them happen. Check out their tips and tricks!
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President & CEO Kim Sponem answers financial questions.
Ask Kim: When to Invest
Money Smarts, Financial Freedom, Ask Kim
Investing can be tricky – even for the experts. So, how’s an ordinary person supposed to make sense of it? Good question. Luckily, our President & CEO Kim Sponem is here to help answer it with these tips to demystify investment options.
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Volunteering and Ways to Give Back
Ways to Give Back During the Holidays
Giving Back, Financial Freedom, Money Tips
‘Tis the season of giving! Giving back doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Find out how you can make a difference in your community this holiday season.
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How to use a digital wallet
How to Make the Most of your Digital Wallet
Digital Wallet, Money Tips, Financial Freedom
Never heard of a “digital wallet”? No biggie. Also called an e-wallet, digital wallets include apps like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, and can be used to make payments right on your phone or smartwatch. Plus, they can even be safer and more secure than traditional debit and credit cards. Ready to swipe right on your digital wallet? Here’s what you need to know.
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