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Car Buying: How to Negotiate the Best Deal

Going to a dealership and negotiating with a salesman may fill you with dread. But it doesn’t have to, according to Angie Anderson of Credit Union Lending Systems. Angie regularly gives Car Buying Seminars for the credit union to prepare potential buyers on the art of negotiation. Some of her highly sought recommendations

11 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Whether you’re planning a road trip this summer or just want to cut down on summer traveling expenses, follow these eleven strategies to help save money any day of the week: 1. Plan ahead. Map out your routes for the most efficient trip and use of gas. Smartphone apps like

Welcome to Columbia! Your Essential Guide to Summer Welcome

So, it’s official! You are attending the University of Missouri in the fall!  Mizzou is such a special place, and we hope you learn to love it like we do. It’s actually where we started…in the basement of Brady Commons (now the Student Center). First things first Summer Welcome is an important start to

6 Easy Steps to Efficiently Declutter Your Home

Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat’s dream? If so, it’s time to purge, declutter and refresh. It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some quick, effective ways to declutter your home without feeling overwhelmed: 1. Set time aside. If

March Checklist

Daylight Savings Chores There are a few things that only need to be done a couple times a year, and what better reminder to accomplish these than the time change. On March 13th, we will be adjusting our clocks an hour ahead, but here’s a few other things we’d like

Tis the Season: 6 Tips for Smart Giving

Donations to charity not only benefit the causes you care about, they can have positively wonderful benefits to you and your health. But it’s important to make sure you’re giving smart, whether you’re dropping a few dollars into the collection basket or giving items in a donation drive. The following

5 Helpful Hints for Driving in Winter Weather

With cold weather comes the need to be extra careful on the road. Snow and ice on roads and reduced visibility from winter precipitation make driving potentially hazardous. Brush up on these winter driving safety tips to avoid trouble. 1. Watch the weather. One way that drivers can limit their

Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

by Tara Frazier It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these simple baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household objects. Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door stoppers. Cut a 6-inch

4 Tips for Renting Your First Apartment

by Tara Frazier Renting an apartment is typically one of your first big financial commitments. And, as with any major commitment, there are many factors to consider. For help, start with this beginner’s apartment rental guide: 1. Set a budget. You’ll need money for food, transportation, phone and Internet, and

7 Things to do When Moving into a New Home

by Tara Frazier Moving into a new house is a major life change. After packing and unpacking your belongings, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Follow this checklist for common tasks every new homeowner should do: Change the locks. The old owners have handed over the keys.