Author Archives: Tiffany Jetton

Do It Today

Are you looking for easy ways to save some money? Here are a few quick, actionable tips that you can do today to help you save: Trim Your Plastic Purchases-How much of your weekly spending goes toward disposables?  Take a look at your weekly grocery and dry goods spending and tally up what you spent…

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Cashing In On Summer!

Summer vacation is right around the corner, where kids have months on end free from school or any other responsibility. Fortunately, there are a few ways to have the kind of summer break that builds memories without building debt. You can use these months to teach your children valuable lessons about financial responsibility, spend quality…

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Mother’s Day On A Budget

Along with the blooming flowers and blazing sunshine comes the plans for celebrating Mother’s Day. Our moms are always there for us, and now is when we show them how much we appreciate all they do. However, between flowers, gifts, and dining out, Mother’s Day costs can quickly add up. How do you keep within…

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Shopping at Target?

Did you know? Target has a simple system for all markdowns. When the last number of a price is an eight, that item’s price may later be reduced further. If the last digit of the price is a four, that’s the lowest it’ll go. So, if you see a must-have sweater on sale for $19.88, don’t…

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In today’s society of reality television, cellphones and relative luxury being quite the norm on many school campuses, parents often suspect and fear that their children have a distorted sense of the value of money. Children see “stuff” as things that they just “have” rather than work to have. As they get older, children are…

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Are you the parent of a college-bound high schooler who’s starting to look at schools, and although proud of your young scholar, you haven’t saved a dime to help with the costs? It may sound like a cliché, but now is a time to focus on the positive. Your child is college-bound! They have the…

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Your child may not be much of a reader, but there’s something special about reading together with mom or dad. Take the time to find a book on money management – don’t forget to check your local library – on a level your child can understand. Whether you read it out load to him or both read it simultaneously…

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Don’t Bust The Budget!

Did you ever wish there was some way to get your fashion-conscious 11-year-old to realize all those things she’s asking you for actually cost money? Try this activity with your child this weekend, and your wish could be granted! Take your child on a trip to the mall and give her a task: She can…

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Ask the Expert About….Fraud!

Scammers seem like they are everywhere! Whether it’s making a purchase online or paying at the pump, your information is up for grabs. So to gain a better understanding of how fraud happens and what we can do to protect ourselves, I sat down with Texoma Community Credit Union fraud expert, Joey Fino, to ask…

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