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Feeling stressed out about paying off your student loans? Maybe it’s time to change how you’re repaying them.
Red Shoes, Student, Financial Freedom
Remember how exciting it was to find out you were qualified for a student loan? Hooray! You could afford tuition, books, housing, etc. But now that you’re out of school and faced with the reality of paying that loan back, you might be feeling another emotion: anxiety. If that describes you, we have some ideas that can help.
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Start the “New (school) Year” off right with a little help from technology
Red Shoes, Financial Freedom, Spending
January 1 might be the official beginning of the New Year, but doesn’t back-to-school always feel like the REAL fresh start? As you trade swimsuits and flip-flops for backpacks and lunch bags, there’s no better time to get control of your spending. Check out these tips and tech tools and you’ll be owning your money in no time.
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4 Mid-Year Money Resolutions
4 Mid-Year Money Resolutions
Financial Freedom, Worth Saving For, Retirement
We all do it. We promise ourselves this will be the year we spend less, save more and embrace our best selves, but sometimes…life has other plans, and that’s okay. But don’t worry. It’s not too late to get back on track to financial freedom and put this year in the win column.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with these mid-year resolutions for better money management.
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Health and wellness on a budget? It IS possible!
Financial Freedom, Red Shoes, Health
You know regular exercise and smarter eating will make you look better, feel better, and get you in shape for your high school reunion (ok, not the best reason but, hey, if it inspires you, go for it!). But has the cost of health club memberships, workout apparel and organic produce got you thinking you have to choose between paying the mortgage and improving your heart health? Guess what?
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Kim Money Smarts Q&A June 2017: Budgeting
Financial Freedom, Investment, Project Money, Saving, Spending
Okay, savvy savers, this month, we’re featuring a Q&A from our very own CEO and President Kim Sponem! This month, Kim is talking about budgeting, providing her expertise and general know-how after leading Summit for nearly 20 years.

Keep reading to get some lessons from our leader to help you move forward on your path to owning it!
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How to Have a Successful Money Marriage
Financial Freedom, Investment, Project Money, Saving, Spending
Money. It can be a complicated thing. Especially for couples (and certainly for recently or soon-to-be married couples). Since we’re in the middle of wedding season, we’ve put together a few tips to help you have a successful money marriage and cash in on communication, transparency and teamwork. Here we go!

Why so complicated?
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