A Wedding Guest’s Guide to Not Going Broke

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Spring is the official start of wedding season. Buying a gift, finding an outfit, and traveling to the wedding can start to add up quickly. The Michigan average cash gift is $104 and the national average is $160, according to wedding-registry website Tendr, based on data from the 2016 wedding season. We’ve got some tricks …

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4 Advantages of Having a Winter Wedding

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Usually when a friend or relative gets engaged, you expect to receive a wedding invitation for late spring or early fall. But as it turns out, winter weddings are becoming more and more popular as couples realize they can brave the cold in favor of the many cost advantages. To help you decide when you …

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6 Ways to Save Money On Your Honeymoon

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Are you elbow-deep in wedding planning? Many brides-to-be count this as one of the most exciting times of their lives. If you don’t have the money to hire yourelf a J.Lo, though, it may be overwhelming and stressful. But remember — after the wedding comes the fun part, the honeymoon! Paying for honeymoon can be a challenge, but here are …

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Should You Combine Finances?

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Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. If you’re getting ready take that all-important walk down the aisle, you’re probably elbow deep in reception venues, fabric swatches, flowers and dinner menus. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning. It’s …

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How to Start a Wedding Budget

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by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Newly engaged? Wedding bells are ringing … and your wallet is shuddering in anticipation. Weddings, no matter how big or small, cost something, whether it’s just the cost of a license or a no-holds-barred …

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