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Tips for Saving Money on a Summer Road Trip

One of the best parts of summer is going up north to the lake or down to visit a relative you don’t often see. Whatever your reason for taking a road trip, follow these tips to remember the trip for the memories made and not the money spent. 1. Schedule a Tune-up An easy way …

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Start Paying Off Outstanding Credit Card Balances

  It’s time to start making changes to live a healthier lifestyle. While many focus on diet and exercise, it’s important to also consider decisions that pertain to the health of your personal finances. Reducing outstanding credit card balances is a starting point for getting your finances in tip-top shape. What is an outstanding balance? …

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Seven Affordable Date Ideas to Help You Prioritize Date Night

By Peg Theobald “A successful marriage is not something that just magically happened. It’s something that was built upon years of love, patience, loyalty, kindness, passion and understanding.” – Unknown After having our second child, my husband and I were struggling in our relationship. Of course, the lack of sleep, the postpartum hormonal roller coaster …

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5 Tips to Standout AFTER a Job Interview

Is it possible to increase your likelihood of landing a job after an interview? Often time’s job seekers don’t think standing out to hiring managers requires effort after the interview. You had a great interview, but attempts to land your dream job shouldn’t end there. Your communication with the company after the interview can sometimes …

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Ah, retirement. If TV commercials are to be believed, you’ll spend it taking long walks on the beach dressed all in white and frolicking in slow motion with well-behaved grandchildren. But wait – who’s paying for that beach house and all those white linen shirts? You, that’s who. Are you ready to retire? It’s a …

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Considering an Early Retirement Offer: Should You Take It?

In today’s corporate environment, where cost cutting, restructuring, and downsizing are the norm, many employers are offering their employees early retirement packages. As you near retirement age, you may find yourself confronted with an offer from your employer for early retirement. Your employer may refer to the offer as a “golden handshake” or a “golden …

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Buying A Car: New or Used?

Buying a car can be stressful and even a bit overwhelming. Before you even start to look for some new wheels, though, you need to make a decision: new or used? Here are some things to consider when making your decision. ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A NEW CAR Customization. You can pretty much get whatever you want, …

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

You thought there would be more time. But your oldest just finished driver’s ed and wants to buy a car. You don’t even get to the cost of insurance part of your argument when you realize you’d lost him at interest rate. Your straight “A” student can barely make change. What happened? Blame invisible money. …

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Insurance in Your 30s: What do You Need?

Your thirties are an exciting time. You might have found a promising career, bought the perfect home or started a family. Your thirties are also an ideal time to shop for insurance. Navigating the ins and outs of the insurance world can get tricky, though, if you don’t have the right information. Here’s what you …

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Auto Insurance Terms You Need to Know

Whether your vehicle is for your business or your home, your auto insurance policy is sure to be riddled with confusing jargon. That’s why Michigan First Insurance Agency is here to help you understand your insurance policy every step of the way. Learn the basics of auto insurance with this glossary: At Fault: The party that …

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