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Make Your Money Work Harder for the Holidays
Spending, Saving, Money Tips
This year will soon be coming to a close, and it’s time for you to sit back and enjoy quality time with friends and family. You deserve to spend this time reflecting on what you’re most thankful for without stressing about money.
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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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Back to School Finances
Everything You Wanted to Know About School Finances, but Were Afraid to Ask
Student, Worth Saving For, Spending
If you’re a student or a parent, the beginning of the school year, especially a college career, can be intimidating, though it doesn’t have to be. By studying up on financial planning before the first day of school, you can be ready to tackle whatever college – and life – may throw at you.

Before Classes Start
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Q&A: Family Financial Planning
Family, Saving, Spending, Living
Have a family or thinking of starting one soon? Check out some advice from our very own CEO and President, Kim Sponem on spending and saving with the family in mind.
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Females & Finances: Karen Menendez Coller
Saving, Spending, Females and Finances
For June’s Females and Finances, we turn the spotlight on Karen Menéndez Coller, the executive director of Centro Hispano of Dane County. Karen’s unique journey has led her to her position today, where she makes a positive impact on countless individuals in the Madison community. Keep reading for more of Karen’s story and some of her favorite finance tips!
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5 steps to avoid impulse buys
Red Shoes, Spending
What’s really behind your spending—and what can you do about it?

Mindfulness isn’t something most of us can just turn on like a light switch. It takes commitment, practice and lots of baby steps.

But guess what? We know you can be more mindful about your spending and that your life will be happier if you are. So go to it!
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