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Money Savvy Tips for Planning the Ultimate Vacation

With Memorial Day right around the corner, this is no reason to stay cooped up at home in front of the AC; just an excuse to get creative and frugal with your vacation plans. Follow these savvy tips to plan the ultimate vacation this summer without breaking the bank.

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What Do I Need to Know About Credit Reports?

Credit scores, credit reports, credit bureaus — you hear these terms thrown around on TV commercials, but what do they really mean for you?

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Meet H&R Block Budget Challenge Scholarship Winner: Joseph Cain

Joseph Cain, a student at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, was determined to win a scholarship through the H&R Block Budget Challenge.

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Meet H&R Block Budget Challenge Scholarship Winner: Tuffa Said

Through the H&R Block Budget Challenge learning financial literacy is both fun and applicable to real life! If you don’t believe us, just ask Paxon School for Advanced Studies senior Tuffa Said.

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Meet H&R Block Budget Challenge Classroom Grant Winner: Ms. Kathryn Loggie

Teachers often work double-duty to make sure teens are well-equipped with the knowledge they need to succeed. One example is Paxon School for Advanced Studies teacher Kathryn Loggie.

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4 Things Teens Absolutely Must Know Before Taking Out a Student Loan

The one major difference between high school and college is, of course, price. But given the importance placed on higher education, many families will do whatever it takes financially to ensure their child can earn that degree.

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Tips for Cutting Back on Prom Expenses

There are regular ol’ school dances and then there’s prom. Follow these prom hacks, and you can make those memories without putting a dent in your wallet.

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Financial Literacy Tips & Tricks from Money Management Superstar Rachel Fox

Check out some tips and tricks to help ensure you’re making the most of your money from teen personal finance guru Rachel Fox of Fox on Stocks.

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3 Easy Ways You Can Increase Your Financial Literacy

As April comes to a close so too does Financial Literacy Month. If you’ve learned only one thing throughout the process it should be that financial literacy doesn’t come to a screeching halt when the calendar flips over to May.

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5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Before you can start planning what you’ll do with your sweet, sweet cash, you should first know if filing a tax return is even necessary. Once you’ve got that straightened out, follow these five suggestions on how to use your tax refund wisely: