Why People Love the Pacific Northwest: Outdoor Activities for Summer 2020

Summer is coming, and after being cooped up indoors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will undoubtedly want to get out again as soon as we're all able and enjoy the great outdoors, especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest. Those of us who do live here know that life in the Pacific Northwest has much to offer, and if you are looking for outdoor fun and summer adventure, then you have come to the right place.

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Ways to Prepare for Student Loan Payments

Student loan debt has become a fact of life for many college graduates. Many who are planning to attend college these days will have to borrow to accommodate rising tuition fees, but statistics continue to show that a college degree gives you a career advantage. However, for many, it’s still harder than ever to prepare to pay off those student loans when you graduate and are just starting out in your chosen career.

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How to Attend Weddings on a Budget

Spring is the time when the weather gets warmer, flowers bloom, and people get married. Spring is traditionally the wedding season, which means you may start receiving wedding invitations from friends and family. You also may be asked to be part of the wedding party. Attending weddings when you are on a budget can be challenging. However, with the right planning and a little creativity you can attend those weddings without breaking the bank.

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6 Ways to Overcome the Travel Budgeting Blues

The family vacation is the highlight of the year for many people. It’s a time to explore new places and recharge. For many people, planning a vacation is almost as fun as the trip itself, and with travel planning comes travel budgeting. Accounting for your expenses in advance and saving enough money so that you can enjoy your trip instead of worrying about how you will pay your travel bills later is important.

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Budgeting for Your Next Career Move

When changing careers, planning is everything. Whether you’re making a planned leap into your dream job or searching help wanted ads under less fortuitous circumstances, budgeting for a career transition and having some savings ready and waiting is a shrewd financial play. 

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Travel Budgeting: Keeping Your Vacation Within Budget

Many people love making travel plans. They think of an exotic destination or a dream trip and then start planning, using the web to research airfares, hotels, restaurants, and attractions. After doing some online fantasy shopping, they may even become obsessed with finding the best deals to make that trip a reality. However, without travel budgeting, they may find that they have overspent on their vacation, or had to cut so many corners that the trip wasn’t everything they hoped it would be. Although travel planning may be exciting, travel budgeting may be the last thing you want to do. But if you take the time to calculate your spending in advance, you can have a better travel experience without worrying about emptying your bank account.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Family Vacation on Budget

Everybody needs a break, and taking a vacation is a great way to get away from your routine and refresh your batteries. Many families take a vacation in the summer, when the kids are out of school and the weather is fine. However, without budgeting for your trip, you could end up spending a lot more than you anticipated.

If you aren’t good at budgeting for a family vacation, no need to worry! We’re here to help.

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Budgeting for a Baby

There is no question that having a baby is an exciting time for the entire family. It is also a time for careful planning, including budgeting. Unfortunately, babies can be expensive, but with a little financial planning, you can be prepared for whatever comes your way.

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Budgeting for a Home Remodel Project

Whether you just purchased a new home or have been living in your house for some time, there is always something you want to improve. Home remodeling can give your house a face-lift and make it more functional, and more marketable. In fact, many homeowners decide to fix up their property before they sell to get the best price. If you have decided that now is the time to remodel your home, then budgeting has to be your first step.

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Travel Budgeting: The Most Affordable Places to Travel in 2019

Everyone needs to take a vacation once in a while, and most families want to get away from home. Traveling to exotic locations is fun and can make for a terrific vacation, but without propertravel budgeting it also can put you in serious debt.

According to theLearnVest Money Habits and Confessions Survey, 74 percent of families accumulate an average debt of $1,108 to pay for their annual vacation. On average, Americans spend 10 percent of their yearly income on vacations, and a quarter of survey respondents spend 15 percent. The truth is that many families don’t even budget for a vacation. Considering how much vacations can cost, this can be an expensive mistake. However, by choosing the right destinations with proper travel budgeting, you don’t have to break the bank.

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