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Two Favorite Spring Vegetables

After a long winter with no fresh homegrown vegetables, many gardeners really look forward to that first spring harvest of asparagus and rhubarb.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

December 18, 2018

In an effort to emphasize the important of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits April is recognized throughout the U.S. as Financial Literacy month.

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Health Insurance Benefits: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste

As the end of the calendar year approaches, does your health insurance calendar year also end? Health insurance often provides free preventive care checkups or funds for flexible savings accounts (FSA) or health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

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Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know to Enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, is a comprehensive health care reform that provides rights and protections for consumers. The ACA provides options for individuals, families, small employers, and their employees to enroll in health care coverage.

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Planning for Holiday Expenses on a Tight Budget

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends sharing good food and gifts. Unfortunately, this time of sharing can create stress for individuals and families who are living on a tight budget. The extra gifts, food, and travel expenses can make a budget that is already stretched, snap. Planning ahead and making decisions about spending will help the holidays be more enjoyable.

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Wise Spending Habits

Does your paycheck run out before the end of the month? Do you spend more than you earn? Your wants may possibly be getting in the way of your needs. Priorities will need to be set to help manage money. Almost everyone can find some expenses to cut or reduce.

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Fresh May Not Always Be Best

To have a healthy diet all year long, consider all options (fresh, frozen, and canned) when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables.

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Budgeting With an Irregular Income

If you are a business owner, farmer, rancher, earn based on sales commissions, or are seasonally employed, you may not have consistent income from month to month.

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12 Tips to Simplify Your Finances

With each passing day, the demands on our time and financial resources increase causing us to do more in less time or spend more money on fewer items.