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  • Photo of What Is the Average Grocery Bill for a Family of 4?

    What Is the Average Grocery Bill for a Family of 4?

    In short, the average grocery bill for a family of 4 is difficult to pin down for several reasons. Households spend the most on meats, vegetables, and fruits. Snacks, canned products, and breakfast food are the least expensive grocery items.

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  • Photo of How to Control Car Expenses with a Sinking Fund

    How to Control Car Expenses with a Sinking Fund

    Owning a car is a lot like owning a house. It’s incredibly exciting when you sign on the dotted line and have a brand-new vehicle to drive every day. But hidden expenses abound with even the newest and best-made cars. And when you have an unexpected expense, you likely may not have an emergency fund large enough to cover the…

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    Trade and Your Wallet

    During the last few years, international trade took center stage. Today, it is even more important to analysts, media pundits, investors, and other economic players. Above all else, issues related to the China tariffs list, the potential USMCA trade agreement, and Brexit have a direct impact on household budgets. To clarify, volatile trade relations translate to unstable food, energy, and…

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    The Nightmare of the Night After Graduation

    The day of graduation is usually one spent with joy, pride, and fun. Completing college is a momentous task, and you deserve to spend a day enjoying all of that. The Night After Graduation is one where reality begins to sink in. Here you stand with student loan debt and no income, and the bills keep coming. Here’s the costs…

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