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4 Ways To Trim Your Fixed Expenses

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t even consider their fixed expenses. Find out four ways you can reduce these costs.
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Tips for Hiking in the Valley

With the cooler temperatures and desert wildflowers in bloom, springtime is the perfect time of year to go hiking in Phoenix.
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How to Become a Golf Enthusiast Without Going Broke

In Arizona, golf is a popular pastime. Our beautiful weather means you can enjoy this 18-hole game with your friends practically year round. The only catch, it takes a little more money than it would to pick up a basketball and head to the b-ball court at the park. In fact, cost is one of the main reasons more people don’t continue to play (other than the frustration of trying to hit a 1-inch ball into a hole located 200 or more yards away).

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When Financial Resolutions Crumble, Switch To Habits

New Year's resolutions tend to fail by the end of January – but taking small steps and building new financial habits that are manageable can last a lifetime.
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Are Extended Warranties Worth The Cost? It Depends

It isn't always easy to tell whether extended warranties are actually worth the cost. Here are some tips for deciding which products might be good candidates for extended warranties.
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8 Year-End Financial Tips

With the New Year just around the corner, here are things to do before the end of the year.
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The Ultimate Guide To Saving During The Holidays

With holiday get-togethers, decorations and gifts to buy, it’s easy to overspend during the holidays. Find out ways you can enjoy the holiday season without breaking the bank.
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Insider Advice – Employees Share Money Tips, Tricks & Hacks

We asked our employees to share their best financial tips for saving more and spending less.
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How To: Caring for Your Winter Lawn

With so many people moving to the Valley from the Midwest and East Coast, it’s no surprise these transplants crave the look of the lush, green lawn they remember from their hometowns. But putting in a lawn and keeping it green in the Sonoran Desert takes some extra work, including the annual ritual of planting a winter lawn.

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Vegan, Organic Food: What Are The Costs Of Healthy Eating?

With the cost of produce and organic foods, eating healthy can increase your spending. Find out ways you can cut down on grocery costs.