Top 5 barriers to home ownership

A March 2018 survey conducted by Harris Poll for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) reveals that 38% of adults who have tried to purchase a home in the past year have faced barriers to home ownership. The infographic reveals the top five barriers to...

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Learn more about money at Money Smart Week workshops

Want to learn more about investments, Social Security and retirement? Money Smart Week Fox Cities is offering three free classes at Fox Cities libraries. Investment Fundamentals is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Menasha Public Library. Making the Most of...

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Money Smart Week offers Financial Literacy Free Day

By Alan Prahl Money Smart Week Fox Cities is offering free events for community members. On Sunday, April 22, from noon until 5 p.m. is the Financial Literacy Free Day at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, 100 W. College Ave., downtown Appleton. Children will...

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Is it time to buy a different car?

As we start to anticipate spring, we start thinking about travel, vacations and maybe buying a better car. Buying a car can be a daunting proposition. What research is helpful? What questions should you ask? Fox Communities Credit Union is offering a seminar for car...

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Apply now for Money Smart-Fox Cities 2018 Scholarship

By Alan Prahl The Money Smart Week Fox Cities Committee and its partner organizations, which include Financial Information and Service Center, are offering a scholarship contest. The Money Smart Week scholarship winner will receive $1,000 toward school expenses....

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Remember Valentine’s Day and express love daily

By Alan Prahl Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Millions of people do. Many people buy gifts to express their feelings. Not sure what to give? Flowers and cards are popular gifts. Red roses are the most popular flower, but keep in mind there are many varieties and...

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What will you do with your tax refund?

By Alan Prahl Every tax-filing season, advertisements suggest ways to spend tax refunds. It’s easy to give in to the urge to splurge and quickly spend a refund. Don’t spend your refund impulsively on the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, before your money...

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Set goals for 2018 you’ll love

By Alan Prahl Do you wish you had more money in savings? Maybe you’d like to eliminate credit card bills or other debt? You’re not alone. Setting realistic resolutions for the new year can help us reach our goals. Here are a few quick tips: Think of one thing you want...

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Holiday $tress or holiday joy?

By Alan Prahl Do you feel the urge to splurge on the perfect present? You’re not alone. Twenty percent of Americans say they have spent $1,000 or more impulsively. Sometimes we splurge on special gifts for others or ourselves. Too much spending —during the holidays or...

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You can make over your finances

When you think about your finances, do you usually feel pretty good? Or do you feel like 64% of millennials who say they are stressed out about their finances? If money is stressful, we can help you make over your finances and reduce anxiety about money. Since 1985,...

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