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Stories by Brendan

Baby Paperwork Checklist: Keep Track of Your Child’s Important Documents

Jun 18, 2015

If you’re expecting your first child, you’ve probably heard about the mountains of diapers you’ll go through. But have you thought about all the paperwork that comes with a new baby? From birth plans to birth certificates to immunization records, keeping it all organized can be challenging — especially as you bring a new family member into […]

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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What Are the Differences?

Jun 09, 2015

If you are looking to buy a car and are contemplating which features to get, some may be no-brainers while others you aren’t so sure about. Many vehicles nowadays are available with a window in the roof that may be able to be opened to let in light or fresh air. They can be a […]

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Distracted Driving Tips for Teens: Be a Better Passenger

May 27, 2015

Remember when you were in high school, cruising on a summer night with your friends in tow? With summer just around the corner, your teen is likely looking forward to a similar experience. Today, many states place restrictions on the number and ages of passengers that accompany a new driver. And for good reason: Teen drivers […]

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Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: Everyday Expenses

May 14, 2015

Two of the most important, fundamental aspects of having baby can also be two of the most expensive: food and daily care. As your baby grows, your food expenses will grow as well. Whether it’s formula or cereal, or homemade or canned baby food, your baby’s needs will continue to expand. In addition, many families […]

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Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: College Savings

May 13, 2015

Raising an infant requires the parents to focus on the present. The numerous responsibilities regarding health, day care and daily budgeting can fill most of the waking hours of any parent, sleep-deprived or not. That said, saving for college or post-secondary education is a common concern for new parents that shouldn’t be overlooked. While there […]

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Penny-Wise Tips for New Parents: Baby Gear

May 12, 2015

New parents and expecting parents can be overwhelmed by the additional responsibilities and expenses that go hand-in-hand with infants. A key source of financial stress can be all of the baby gear, and related advice, that’s available from a variety of sources. What should you buy and how do you know what to believe? Just […]

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying a New Car

May 07, 2015

When you’ve decided to buy a new car, but are intimidated by the process, how can you feel confident in your choice at the end? Making mistakes when purchasing a new vehicle could prevent you from getting the best value for your money. But if you are aware of common car-buying mistakes, like those explained below, […]

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Tips for Bikers: Ride Your Motorcycle Like a Pro

May 02, 2015

Riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to learn good habits so you can do it safely. It may sound like a great idea to just jump on a bike and go cruising, but if you don’t know what you’re doing and haven’t properly prepared, you could be putting yourself […]

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How to Maintain a Seldom-Used Vehicle

Apr 15, 2015

Performing maintenance is a task that often goes hand-in-hand with owning a vehicle. But what about vehicles you only use once in a while or store part of the year? It may seem like a car that isn’t used frequently wouldn’t require upkeep like your everyday vehicle – but that isn’t always the case. Before storing your […]

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Saving For College? Don’t Wait To Get Schooled

Apr 14, 2015

Saving for your child’s college education can seem a lot like writing a term paper—putting it off usually doesn’t make it any easier. Parents who’ve put their kids through college and financial experts agree: It’s never too early to begin saving.   Do the Math As the graph shows, college tuition and fees are projected to go […]

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