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10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

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Did you know the average American parent will spend about $700 per child this shopping season? If that’s likely to throw a damper on your summer, take a deep breath and relax. You don’t need to spend yourself into debt just because everyone else seems to be doing it. Instead, take a proactive approach when shopping for the new school year and spend much less than the national average. Here are 10 ways to save on back-to-school shopping. 

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The Ultimate Smart Shopper Cheat Sheet

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Did you know you should be timing your shopping throughout the week? Each weekday brings its own special deals and savings. Read on for the ultimate cheat sheet for your weekly shopping.

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6 Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

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Ah summer - the magical season we dream about all winter is just about here! For many, that means VACATION time (yay)!!! It also means it can get a bit spendy depending on where you want to go and what you want to do. Read on for 6 ways to save.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Gardening Equipment & Supplies

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Dreaming about a garden of your own but concerned about the costs of equipment and supplies? Here are 6 tips to help you save on gardening costs this spring/summer:

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It's February – Still Working on those Resolutions?

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It's February. Are you still working on those New Year's resolutions you were so determined to keep? If you're like most people, you have already given up on trying to exercise more or eat better. I see so many of my family and friends set themselves up to fail by making unrealistic and unattainable resolutions. Then sure enough, come February 1, they have given up. No one likes to fail - it's hard on the spirit and ego.

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6 New Year's Resolutions for a Financially Improved You!

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Okay, I admit it! I am one of those people who like to make New Year's resolutions, only to see if I can actually accomplish my goals. Of course, I try not to set the bar too high so they are achieveable. So imagine my delight when I came across these 6 easy steps for a financially improved me (and you!) in 2019.

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Go Green with Gifting

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Okay, it's Christmas Eve. Are you still shopping for last-minute gifts? Here's a thought for you - wrap up this holiday season by going green with gifting.

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How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

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Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following this comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in.

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Do I Still Need a Landline?

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We still have a landline at my house. Why? My hubby and I have asked ourselves that question many times, especially when the bill comes every month and the majority of calls we get are robocalls. Everyone in my household has a cell phone, so why not cut the wire? Here are a few of the main reasons people like me hang on to their landlines — and why some of those reasons may not actually matter.

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Saving On Home Renovations

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Is your home in need of a facelift? As you probably know, renovations don’t come cheap. In fact, the average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and bathroom overhauls can cost $18,000! But, with some careful planning, you can shave thousands of dollars off these price tags. Here are 7 ways to save:

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Brown-Bag It & Save $

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How much money do you spend each week for work lunches? Do you run to the fast food drive-thru or meet a friend or colleague for a sit-down lunch a few days a week? When you do the math on these occasional outings, the numbers may shock you. But, for just a few dollars and several minutes of your time, you can prepare something delicious at home. 

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6 Ways To Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality

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Everyone has their own version of a dream vacation. For me, it was a five day trip to California wine country. But, for some people, it never becomes a reality. Read on for six ways to make that dream vacation come true.

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Summer Outdoor Fun on a Shoestring Budget

Activities don't have to go by the wayside if your family is on a budget! Consider these 10 budget ideas to spend more time outside with your family this summer:

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Quick And Easy Holiday Home Decor Tips On A Budget

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re hosting family for a traditional Christmas or getting friends together for a light holiday gathering, you need to make your house look its best. Here are a couple of ways you can make your entertaining space look and feel new without breaking the piggy bank!

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4 Financial Tips for Fall

Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are four ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.

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2018 - 19 Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 21st
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 18th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, April 19th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 14th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 11th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
All locations closed.


Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day (2020)
Wednesday, January 1st
All locations closed