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Tough Times Don’t Last…

Are you Tough enough? It’s normal to feel beaten down once in a while. Occasionally negative thoughts, fatigue, stress, or financial worries get the best of us. Sometimes, it feels like one thing after another happens–an appliance breaks, the car needs repair, or unexpected medical bills occur. Instead of being surprised, know that it’s going …

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Wells Fargo Community Helps with College Financing

Are you thinking about how you’ll pay for your children’s college educations? Or do you have kids already in college, dealing with student loans and financing? I invite you to check out the Wells Fargo Community to get your questions answered and participate in discussions about saving for college, options for student loans, scholarships, and …

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Setting a Food Budget

One of the questions I get the most, both by email and in person, is about setting a food budget. Here are some suggestions to get you on the right path: What should my monthly food budget be? There’s not a exact number I can give you for setting a food budget. It depends on …

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My Thoughts on the Shutdown

It’s early Friday morning, and there’s been no movement from DC, other than some Congress members publicly saying they believe the shutdown will really happen. I’m less upset than I was on Wednesday, having some answers to my questions helps. I’m a planner, so I’m already thinking about what will happen next week. Some thoughts: …

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