This Time, It’s Personal

The tale of 2020 will be told for years to come. No one has been left untouched by stress and uncertainty and it seems like every day comes with news so wild, it can’t possibly be true. Yet through it all, we have come together as a community. We will survive to tell the tale.…

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Big Picture, Small Details

What is it about those seemingly insignificant details that still manages to get to us? While overall, your house may look fine, there can be areas that throw a wrench in the visuals. Maybe it’s something that everyone comments on, or something only you notice. Either way, it’s frustrating to think of how much fixing…

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Taking Time to Expand Minds

It’s been a long summer for most parents, starting with school closing before the actual end of the school year. Keeping children occupied has been a struggle for many. They can’t see their friends in person, and they need to let out that social energy somehow. Teachers have held classes online, which is harder for some ages to pay attention to. And in Arizona, outside fun is already limited thanks to the summer heat, but now kids can’t even go to public pools, malls, bowling, or any other air-conditioned gathering place. Being stuck at home has parents and children alike getting frustrated. Never fear – there are many ways you can keep your kids engaged and learning at home.

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Make Your House A Home

When you come home after a long day of work, you want to be able to relax. Yet when you look around, it’s easy to spot all the areas that need touching up and parts that need repairs. It’s difficult to find both the time and the money for home improvements – or so we think. There is actually a great variety of projects that can be done on a small budget, often in a short amount of time.

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What’s the Scoop?

We have all had our lives upturned by the COVID-19 pandemic, but small businesses have been hit harder than most. Even if their products and services could be sold online, their customers were likely unable to make their usual purchases due to their own financial hardships. In response, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created.

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Creating A Sense of Community

Spending more of your time at home than you’re used to can be both boring and stressful. Whether or not you’re living alone, you probably miss friends and family you don’t get to meet up with like you used to. It can also be taxing to not be able to spend time at big events, malls, or even grocery stores in the same way as before. Luckily, there are a myriad of ways to spend your time without spending a lot of money.

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Down to the Bare Necessities

When a pandemic puts the whole world into crisis mode, there are few plans that won’t be affected. Work in particular has been a confusing situation for everyone. How do you handle your finances when you’re not sure what will come next? Whether you’ve been working from home or were laid off, now is the time to get your budget in order.

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Riding Out Rough Patches

There is a lot we cannot predict about the coming months. What is the economy going to be like? When will things go back to normal? Although we don’t have all the answers, we do have solutions for those finding themselves in a difficult financial situation. Here are some tried and true tips to help you navigate through this time.

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Together, We Are Stronger

Hard times can happen to anyone, but this year it feels like they’re happening to everyone we know. Thanks to the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus, many businesses have had to lay off employees. Whether it’s temporary or permanent, help is needed now. If you’re out of work or struggling to make ends meet in…

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Economic Impact Payments

Good news! The Internal Revenue Service has sent out the first wave of economic impact payments. The direct deposits are expected to hit accounts on April 15th for those who already filed taxes for 2019 and have their bank account information on file with the IRS. This is great news and welcome assistance for many,…

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