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Are You Wasting Money Driving to Work?

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As gas prices remain historically high, you may be feeling the financial pressure of your work commute. Depending on where you live, your commute could be costing you even more than you think! We’ll explore the cost of driving to work and offer some tips for reducing those costs including comparing the cost of driving with commuting alternatives like public transportation, biking and a hybrid work schedule.
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Clever Hacks to Save Money on Food – Part III: Your Groceries at Home

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Each year, $408 billion in food is thrown away in the United States alone, and food waste in homes makes up about 39% of that total. Yep, that’s right. Americans throw out just under $160 billion of the food they buy, every year. That’s a heck of a lot of food wasted, and along with it, a heck of a lot of money down the drain. 
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Clever Hacks to Save Money on Food – Part II: At the Grocery Store

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Food shopping at grocery stores is an exercise of convenience. While our forebears hunted, gathered, or farmed whatever they could to get access to sustenance, we stroll through conveniently labeled aisles, scan through an abundance of options, and handpick whatever grabs our fancy. But by thoughtlessly leaning into this easy access, many miss out on subtle ways to cut costs. That’s why we’ve decided to share the best hacks (both do’s and don’ts) to save money on food at the…
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Consumer Debt in The U.S.

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Despite significant economic improvement in 2021, consumer debt in the U.S. has once again hit an all time high. By the first quarter of 2022 it climbed to $15.83 trillion – more than double what it was in 2003 and 20.9% higher than the total pre-pandemic. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows big increases in mortgage and auto loan balances since the pandemic began, despite recent declines in credit card debt. As inflation increases the cost…
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