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Money Talk

Tips and Tricks to help you make better decisions and live your best financial life.

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My Top 4 Tips to Managing Stress

We all live with a certain amount of stress in our lives but do you realize the toll it can take on you mentally as well as physically? As part of our Getting Fit - Physically, Mentally, and Financially series, I will discuss four steps that you can take to manage stress and lead a more productive lifestyle. 

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How to Create a Daily Routine in 5 Steps

How do you get yourself organized to start a new day? Do you have a routine that you follow? Is it working for you? As part of our Getting Fit, Physically, Mentally, and Financially series, we will discuss 5 steps you can take to create a daily routine and help you utilize your time more effectively with less stress. 

Teaching Your Kids About Money - Part 5: The Business of YOU

Writing this series "How to Teach Your Kids About Money" really got me thinking. For one thing, I realized how little my parents taught me about managing money, and it's no wonder I did some dumb stuff in my 20's and even my 30's.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Each Age Group: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and Beyond

Everyone needs a legal plan to ensure their wishes are followed and their assets are protected. If you don't have important documents like a Will, Trust, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney your assets could be tied up for months. Learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones with an estate planning service provided by 
MIT Federal Credit Union and Gentreo. 

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Comparing Meal Plan Memberships

Tired of preparing meals? Grocery shopping? It may be time to check out a meal delivery service. With literally dozens to choose from, there is something out there to meet every palate. As part of our Getting Fit - Physically, Financially, and Mentally series, we've compiled a short list of a few of the popular meal services as well as links to many others. 

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What Should I Expect at My Home Closing?

Closing on a home can be an intimidating, yet thrilling process. In this blog, we will discuss what to expect when you attend the closing. The closing usually takes place at a lawyer's office or a title company. There are many documents to sign but we encourage you to ask the attorney any questions that you may have. 

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Screening Tests - Which Ones Should You Consider

As part of our Getting Fit - Physically, Mentally, and Financially series we are going to discuss screening tests, why are they so important and why should you get them? Which ones should you consider? Not only will they help you physically but they can help you financially in the long run. 



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Gym Membership - the Pros and Cons

It's the beginning of a new year and maybe one of your resolutions include working out on a regular basis and/or just getting fit in the new year.  As part of our Getting Fit - Physically, Mentally, and Financially series we will discuss the pros and cons of a gym membership. There are many factors to consider and what may be a good fit for one person may not work for another.



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What is a Credit Score and How Does it Affect my Mortgage Loan?

Credit scores have been used for years to determine rates for personal loans, credit cards, and auto applications. Mortgage lenders also use credit scores as one of the factors when making loan decisions. Read our blog to learn more about how a credit score affects your loan.

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