Budget

Know the True Cost of Owning a Car

It costs money for people to get around—whether it’s by taking public transportation, renting a vehicle, using ride-hailing services, or buying a car. For those who choose to buy a vehicle, it’s likely to be one of the...

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Dealing with Outstanding Debt

At Town & Country, we understand that owing money to family and friends, businesses, the government, or for medical or legal expenses, can be stressful and feel overwhelming. Plus, unresolved debt can impact your credit score and make...

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4 Money Strategies You Need To Prepare For The Holiday Season

The holidays are near. From gifts to travel to every category of your holiday budget, here’s how to strategize ahead of your spending. We can’t believe it either, but the mad dash of the holiday season is approaching...

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5 Tips for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

Earning enough money each month to cover your bills and living expenses is not just an issue for low- and moderate-income earners in America. A new survey shows that wealthier households are living paycheck to paycheck too, either...

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The Waiting Game

Delaying retirement is a smart idea if you can swing it. Saving for retirement can be daunting. You can make it easier on yourself by maintaining your investments and making sure you save early and often. You can...

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Money Saving Moves for Back-to-School

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for families, but it can also put a strain on the household budget. And this year, thanks to mounting inflation and rising consumer prices, Americans can expect back-to-school...

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Be Ready for Heating Season by Preparing Now

Rising inflation has put a strain on most everyone’s budget. With the cost of just about everything on the rise, including heating fuel, people are making changes to their budgets to make ends meet. While we are enjoying...

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Seven Tips to Adjust your Budget for Inflation

Today, inflation is the highest it has been in over four decades at 8.5% (2% is a healthy inflation rate) and Mainers budgets are feeling the strain. With prices on the rise for food, gas, housing and many...

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5 Places to Tighten your Budget if your Spending Habits Have Changed.

2020 changed so much about how we spend and save. It’s time to tighten these five areas of your budget as we cruise on into a New Year. Since March of 2020, recent college graduate Emily Shutman says...

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​10 Tips to Help You Save Money at the Pump

Chances are, filling your gas tank has become a frustrating and expensive experience as you watch the counter flip past $40, then $50, or more. With the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline well over...

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