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Relying on Credit for Necessities

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The increasing cost of daily necessities—most noticeably groceries—is again closing the gap between income and expenses. With few places to make cuts, many people are resorting to credit cards to make ends meet.

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5 Tips for Managing Stress in the Sandwich Generation

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About 25% of adults in their 40s and 50s belong to the sandwich generation—the population of middle-aged adults who are taking care of their children and at the same time providing some level of care or support to their elderly parents.

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10 Money Mistakes: Don’t Go There

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If you find yourself struggling to make ends meet, then this list may help you to see where you might be slipping and how to correct the problem:

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When Your Kids Move Back Home

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About 36% of men and 30% of women between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While many adult children return home for a short period after college while they look for work, others come back for a variety of reasons—and often for longer stays.

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Personal Finance Hacks for Students

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College years are the time when many people establish financial habits that will carry them for the rest of their lives.

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Reconciling a Spender-Saver Marriage

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In any marriage, even one where both partners have similar money management styles, family finances can occasionally create conflict. But when one spouse is a saver and the other is a spender, financial disagreements can be frequent, emotional, and divisive. For these couples, achieving financial harmony—where both personalities contribute to a balanced approach to the family finances—requires compromise and communication.

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Avoid Busiest-Shopping-Day Blues

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If you’re revved up to hit the stores the day after Thanksgiving, don’t walk out the door until you take a few minutes to plan a safe shopping trip—for you and your wallet.

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DIY Ideas for Holiday Gifts

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The holidays are a great time of year, bringing family and friends together to express their love and create happy memories. This flipside is that they can also bring a certain amount of financial stress for many people.

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Avoiding Postmortem Identity Theft

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Ghosting. Grave robbery. Impersonating the dead. Any way you say it, postmortem identity theft is scary, and unfortunately common. Postmortem identity theft happens when a scammer obtains information from an obituary or stolen death certificate or buys personal information about a deceased person off the internet.

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Bill Pay Helps You Control Your Bills

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Have you tried our online bill payment service yet? Bill Pay makes paying bills less painful, reduces the risk of identity theft, and makes it easier to pay off credit cards and other debts. This versatile tool is available for FREE to all kstate CREDIT UNION members.

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