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Thinking Outside the Big Box: Why Buying Local is Better

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Thinking Outside the Big Box: Why Buying Local is Better

Giant businesses and big box retailers across the U.S. are closing their doors because consumers are shouting “local, local, local.” While you may end up spending a few extra dollars at the neighborhood boutique down the street, what you don’t know is that those few extra dollars will actually stay local, circulate faster within the […]

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Are You Financially Fit?

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Are You Financially Fit?

We all strive to be healthy and in shape. But have you thought about your financial fitness? At a time when we want to focus on healthier bodies and minds, we should also focus on healthier bank accounts and personal financial strategies. Here are three simple ways to improve your financial health: 1. Be prepared. […]

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Leave it to the Pros: Home Improvement Projects You Should Never DIY

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Leave it to the Pros: Home Improvement Projects You Should Never DIY

Thanks to YouTube “How To” videos and HGTV, homeowners now have a leg up when it comes to completing home improvement projects on their own. While you may be inspired by Chip and Joanna or the Property Brothers, binge watching their TV shows does not make you a home improvement pro. DIY projects are a […]

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Gifts Your Graduate Will Actually Appreciate (And Use)

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Gifts Your Graduate Will Actually Appreciate (And Use)

The month of May means warm weather, barbecues and the start of graduation season. With thousands of students graduating college this year, you can count on being invited to one or more celebrations. So what do you give the new college grad? Here are four unique gifts they’ll actually appreciate and use: A New Laptop. […]

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4 Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis 4 Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

As the saying goes, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.” If you don’t think you can pursue your dreams and get paid for it, think again. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if you want to turn your passion into a paycheck, now is the time […]

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Buying A Home: What’s Your Credit Score Got To Do With It?

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Buying A Home: What’s Your Credit Score Got To Do With It?

March is National Credit Education month, which means there’s no time like the present to educate yourself on your credit score, how it’s calculated, and how you can improve it. But what does your credit score have to do with buying a home? Everything. Mortgage lenders have conversations daily with people who dream of owning […]

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How to Keep YOLO and FOMO from Ruining Your Budget

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis How to Keep YOLO and FOMO from Ruining Your Budget

Now more than ever, millennials are trying new things and engaging in different experiences to avoid FOMO, the fear of missing out. They embrace the mentality that you only live once (YOLO); but unfortunately, this mindset has come at a price. According to one study, nearly 40 percent of millennials have spent money they didn’t […]

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