Posts By: Melinda Opperman

It seems like every aspect of our lives has gotten more complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even preparing meals for your household is no simple matter; you want to avoid extra trips to the store while keeping your food spending under budget. With the world still struggling to contain outbreaks of coronavirus, more people are…

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With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect most Americans, families’ normal summer vacation plans have been interrupted. During this difficult time, many families are considering staying home to avoid exposing anyone to the coronavirus or spending extra money on vacations. That means most people won’t be traveling this year, and if you want to squeeze…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are faced with the challenge of taking direct control of their kids’ education. More people are homeschooling than ever before, whether they intended to or not. We know there are a lot of subjects to cover and things to think about, but this situation presents an opportunity to teach…

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While our economy is rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s incomes have been disrupted. Whether due to layoffs, reduced hours, or furloughs, the need to stay home has caused tremendous financial hardship for individuals. Read More: COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance and Financial Assistance One potentially scary outcome of the situation is the need for people…

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If you attempted to become a homeowner but were discouraged, your next steps are very important. Maybe your loan application was denied or there were problems with the property that caused the home purchase to be cancelled. Whatever happened to discourage you from completing the journey to homeownership, stop and plan your next moves carefully….

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For many people, the toughest step toward building credit is the first one. Going from having no credit whatsoever to having established credit can seem impossible, but there are multiple ways to get started toward a healthy, personal credit rating. Be Careful Before you get started, understand that this is a very important time in…

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