Budget

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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​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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22 Money Moves for 2022

The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of where you stand financially, look at what’s coming up in the year ahead, and make some moves to reach your financial goals. So, in...

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Holiday Shoppers Beware

With the holiday season upon us, many consumers enjoy the ease and convenience of shopping online. With buyers looking for pre-holiday deals coupled with concerns some items may be hard to find due to supply chain issues and...

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Ways to Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter

Heating costs are on the rise and experts anticipate we’ll be spending more to keep our homes warm in the coming months. According to the US Energy Information Administration, households that use heating oil can expect a 40%...

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​Tips for Creating Your Budget

Tips for Creating Your Budget Be realistic in planning your budget and make sure it reflects your current life. Create your budget for the entire year. Breakdown income and expenses on a monthly basis. Identify all income sources...

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10 Tips to Manage Holiday Spending

The holidays are a season for giving and spending time with family and friends, and this year, many people are looking forward to gathering with loved ones once again. But with rising inflation affecting the cost of groceries...

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Tips to Manage Your Money Through Inflation

With the cost of just about everything skyrocketing thanks to inflation, now is a great time to push the reset button on your budget. If it has already been hard to stretch your money from one paycheck to...

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10 Smart Money Saving Moves for Back-to-School

After months of remote and hybrid learning, most kids will be headed back to the classroom this fall. While this can be an exciting time, it can also put a strain on a family’s budget. A little planning...

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8 Smart Post-Pandemic Money Moves

As we emerge from the pandemic many are feeling the “urge to splurge”. Spending for many is shifting from home delivery and streaming services to dining out, entertaining, travel and clothes other than sweatpants. As we transition to...

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