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Cheap Summer Staycation Ideas for Your Family

Cheap Summer Staycation Ideas for Your Family

Did you have to put your family’s summer vacation plans on hold? You aren’t alone—whether due to travel restrictions, limited time, or strained budgets, many people are opting to staycation. A staycation is a great chance to appreciate and discover local attractions, hang out with your family, and revel in the luxury of relaxing at

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Working From Home - Tips on Saving Money - Lift Credit

Working From Home Tips: How to Save Money

Are you working from home right now, either temporarily or long term? You aren’t alone. For some people, working from home is a dream come true. For others, it can mean reduced hours, lost productivity, and even financial strain. This is especially true if you aren’t careful about saving money while working remotely. The good

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Financial changes to make during epidemics or emergencies

How to Start Cutting Expenses During a Pandemic

Emergencies around the world, in your hometown, or your personal life, can upend your finances. Some emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have a huge impact on the economy, leading to closed businesses and lost jobs.  Have you been affected by this pandemic or another emergency? Many people have been laid off or furloughed, or

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Tips for Homeschooling During Coronavirus - Lift Credit

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Thanks to the coronavirus, you’re now stuck at home—with kids, who need help understanding math concepts you haven’t touched since fifth grade. Most schools across the country are closed until fall to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaving the job of teaching to so many parents and other adults.  If you have recently found yourself

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Woman working during Coronavirus

Best Jobs to Have (or Get) During an Emergency or Pandemic

Businesses and schools closed. Families lined up outside food banks. Commodities flying off shelves. Millions furloughed and unemployed. Daily losses in the stock market. No, this isn’t a description of wartime challenges or the Great Depression—these are scenes of everyday life today in the United States, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While stay-at-home guidelines may

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How Congress and Lift Credit are Helping During COVID-19

This is a difficult time for a lot of people financially and otherwise. Business closures due to social distancing initiatives have put millions of people out of work, and that number is likely to climb. This type of hardship is something that we recommend having an emergency fund for, but at this point, that may

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Are you financially literate quiz

Are You Financially Literate?

The definition of financial literacy according to Investopedia is, “the ability to understand and effectively apply various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing.” These questions will test how well you understand and apply those personal finance skills.

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Is Filing Your Own Taxes Worth It - Lift Credit

Is Filing Your Own Taxes Worth It?

They say there are two things you can’t escape: death and taxes. After the holiday season you start receiving tax forms in the mail, and you might think about how to file your taxes. Should you hire a tax professional to do it for you, or decide on filing your own taxes for free? While

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3 Common Springtime Spending Traps - Lift Credit

3 Common Springtime Spending Traps

We’re fresh off of Christmas, the most expensive season of the year. If you spent a bit more than you should have, spring is a great time to scale back. It’s a chance to revisit financial goals for the new year, and to be careful with our spending so we don’t end up in trouble.  This

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