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Financially Preparing For A Child

It costs an estimated $233,610 to raise a child through age 17, according to government data. It’s no wonder that some couples are second-guessing on when to start a family. The truth is, you're never really financially ready to raise a child (or children). A recent survey found that 42% of parents...
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Maybe It's Not A Good Idea To Enroll In Your Employer's 401(k) Retirement Plan

One of the most common pieces of retirement advice is to max out your company's 401(k) contribution. Pulling money out of your paycheck to invest and grow into a bigger number you can rely on for your golden years does make financial sense, but a 401k retirement account is not for everybody...
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Create A Home Repair Saving Account

A recent poll found that 44% of all homeowners regret buying a home. The number one reason for that regret is underestimating the hidden costs associated with buying and owning a home, including the ongoing responsibilities of maintaining it. Another survey found 44% of new homeowners incurred an...
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Be Smart About Home Maintenance

Being a homeowner can give you the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, but it can also lead to sleepless nights worrying about the pitfall of unexpected expenses in the upkeep. a recent study from NerdWallet found that the main anxiety shared among homeowners was financing (65%). The simple...
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Is This The Last Moment Of The North Central Florida YMCA?

The Gainesville community is being asked to help keep the North Central Florida YMCA open as time is running out for the cash-strapped organization to avoid going out of business. The Y needs to raise $1.5 million to pay off its debt and keep the doors open. So far the community has raised about $...
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