Five Associate Degrees to Receive for Higher Pay

August 14, 2014 0 Comments

Earning your associate degree is a sure-fire way to increase your earning potential and open new doors for better career prospects. An associate degree program is usually a two-year commitment, although some programs can be completed in as little as a year, and sometimes can be taken online. There are many elements to consider when choosing an associate degree that’s right for you, which is why we’ve compiled the top . . . Continue Reading »


Budgeting for the Back-to-School Season

August 6, 2014 0 Comments

Just a few short months ago, students and teachers emptied school grounds, leaving behind desolate parking lots and vacant halls for the promise of summer vacation. Soon, the halls will fill up and the parking lots will swarm with minivans and school buses that signal school is back in session. And for parents, that means another wave of financial obligations.

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The Top 5 College Expenses Students Forget

July 31, 2014 0 Comments

We don’t have to tell you that college is expensive. Tuition makes up the bulk of college expenses and it has increased at colleges, both public and private, across the country. During the 2013 – 2014 school year, the average cost for one year at an in-state public school averaged $22,826. The cost for a private school was almost twice that at $44,750.

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6 Things Teachers Can Use for DIY Projects

July 23, 2014 0 Comments

It’s hard to think about school during the summer but when one season ends, another one has to begin. Don’t worry teachers, no one wants to cut your summer vacation short, but it never hurts to start preparing for another successful school year.

During the 2012-2013 school year, K-12 public school teachers spent $1.6 billion of their own money on classroom tools!  That number is up from previous years as . . . Continue Reading »


The Kid Calculator: A Tool That Shows How Much Parents Spend to Raise Their Children

July 10, 2014 2 Comments

For all the parents out there, the Cash Store understands that having a child is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It’s filled with both high and low points ranging from the first time you held your child to the frustrations of raising a rowdy teenager. There may have been times when your child knocked out a neighbor’s window, perhaps they just had to have the most expensive toy on . . . Continue Reading »


How to Spend the Fourth of July

June 30, 2014 0 Comments

The Fourth of July is a celebration of independence for the United States. Many Americans mark the occasion by viewing fireworks, watching parades, having barbecues, and attending fairs and picnics. We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly, low-cost festivities and events to help you celebrate Independence Day. Many of the events offer free admission. Always remember to review event guidelines for specific rules and regulations. And have fun, and please remember . . . Continue Reading »


36 Sites to Use for an Affordable Vacation

June 30, 2014 0 Comments

The air is hotter, the nights longer, kids are out of school and everyone is trying to getaway – otherwise known as vacation. Big travel companies have promoted the idea of vacation very well, so much so that people save their sick days just to make sure they have enough vacation time.

So what is a vacation? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as a “period of time that a person

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Affordable Personal Finance Classes

June 23, 2014 0 Comments

Last fall, findings from a Harris Interactive Survey showed that nearly a third of adults in the United States have made poor financial decisions as a result of their lack of  personal finance knowledge. The same survey also showed that more than 40 percent of adults missed out on good financial opportunities as a result of their lack of financial literacy.

Many schools are beginning to offer personal finance in . . . Continue Reading »


How to Commemorate Memorial Day

May 23, 2014 0 Comments

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance in the United States when we pay tribute to our service men and women. Like many others, Cash Store recognizes the significance of this holiday. Without our military, we would not have the freedoms we all enjoy on a daily basis in the United States. To help you commemorate this day, we’ve compiled a list of special events and remembrances in the cities . . . Continue Reading »


Financially Surviving the Wedding Season

May 19, 2014 0 Comments

Weddings are joyous occasions, for the newlyweds and the attendees. Everyone enjoys themselves and the company, but as the invitations pile up in the spring and summer, you can start to notice the toll they take on your wallet. From gifts to new clothes, weddings have a way of quickly becoming expensive for the attendees. We’ve compiled this list to help you be as thrifty as possible, while still looking . . . Continue Reading »


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