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Here at credit.org’s FIT Academy, we help you PEDAL forward to financial fitness. The P stands for “preparation,” which includes preparing your kids for their financial responsibilities as adults. We’ve heard concerns about toys that come with imitation credit cards, which allow kids to pretend to buy clothing and other items. The argument goes that kids…

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At our live financial workshops, we often hand out a copy of our popular seasonal shopping calendar. It gives the reader an idea of what holiday sales to look for and what items can be found at a bargain during particular times of the year. We’re offering a more specific calendar this month, just for…

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Credit.org is providing consumers with creative money saving tips as the holiday shopping season approaches. The recommendations reflect our mission to provide and promote financial literacy for all consumers. By following our tips you’ll avoid starting the new year with new debt and the accompanying guilt about how much you spent. 10 tips for shoppers who are feeling…

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Retailers have their red mark-down pens out earlier than usual this year, meaning that many consumers will begin taking advantage of bargains in advance of the traditional Black Friday rush. As consumers hit the malls this holiday season, some are experienced shoppers, having weathered many years of finding just the right gift at just the…

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Holiday shopping can be a budget-killer even in a good year. If you are eager to keep your spending under tight control, be proactive and try to establish a $20 budget. Set the limit Reach out to your friends and family early and ask them to join you in setting a $20 budget limit on…

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Since the 2008 housing crisis, the economy has continued to struggle, with more people finding themselves out of work or working fewer hours than they’d like. As these uncertain times continue, we want to urge consumers to practice good, sound financial habits—even if the world around them seems unsound. Be careful whom you trust. The media may…

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In just a few days, the official start of the holiday shopping season will be in full swing. Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is providing consumers with creative money saving tips that will help them keep more of their hard earned money in their pocket. The recommendations reflect Springboard’s mission to provide and promote financial literacy for all consumers. Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president of community outreach and industry relations advises, “By following our tips you’ll avoid starting the new year with new debt and the accompanying guilt about how much you spent.”

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Traditionally, credit counseling services see more women seeking counseling than men. We don’t think that means women have a harder time managing their personal finances; on the contrary, it indicates that women more frequently take responsibility for the family budget.

It’s also an indication that women are more likely to seek help when they are struggling with their budget. Thankfully there are many great resources available that are tailored specifically to women. Here are five of the best:

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