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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

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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?

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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

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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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How to Save Money on School Supplies

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It’s officially back to school season. Parents, can your budget pass the test of buying this year’s school supplies? Don’t worry – we have a study guide that will help you save. See What You Already Have: Odds are most of the school supplies on your list can be found in your home. Before you …

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Budgeting for Special Events

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An old friend invites you get drinks Tuesday after work, your niece has a birthday on Saturday, then your neighbor has a housewarming party on Sunday. You look at your credit card and suddenly all of these unexpected special events really added up. Many people focus on cutting grocery bills, debt, and daily coffee when …

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What is Errors and Omissions Insurance?

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We’re all human. Unfortunately that means sometimes errors are made. That’s why businesses needs errors and omissions insurance. As a business owner, a minor mistake could result in a major financial loss for your client. Even if your business isn’t at fault for the loss, you could get sued anyway. Errors and Omissions insurance will …

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How to Decide if You Need a New Car

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When the new model year rolls out it can be tempting to head to the dealership and sign for a new car. But now might not be the best time. So when is a good time to buy a car? It’s different for everyone. Here are a few questions to see if it’s the right …

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Couponing – Get More for Your Money

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Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, grocery shopping can take a huge chunk out of your budget. But it doesn’t have to. Take the show Extreme Couponing, it’s amazing the amount of goods that can be purchased for next to nothing. Even though shopping hauls like that aren’t exactly feasible for the average …

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Calling all Consumers – Be Aware of Phone Scams

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Most of the time, unsolicited calls (like those from telemarketers) are simply annoying, but it’s important to recognize when the call is a scam. Recently, there have been an increasing number of illegal calls with a scam artist or even “robocaller,” a recorded voice, on the other end trying to get consumers to answer “yes” …

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Should I Invest in a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA?

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There is no easy answer to this question. An individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers specific tax incentives to encourage you to save for retirement. Currently, there are two types of retirement IRAs, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and they share certain general characteristics. Both feature tax-deferred growth of earnings …

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