November 3, 2015

Slicing Up Your Paycheck — How Much to Budget for Life’s Expenses

If you ask any three financial experts how much they recommend budgeting for expenses like housing, food and debt repayment, […]

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September 10, 2015

Tracking Your Finances with a Household Budget Worksheet

An established household budget can help ensure that you have enough money set aside each month to cover all of […]

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July 21, 2015

Make Back-to-School Shopping Fun Without Overspending

It may seem like you just brought out the patio furniture, but suddenly it’s time to think about back-to-school clothes, […]

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March 31, 2015

Building a Budget That Works for You

There are many ways to go about the task of setting up a budget. The good news is, there is […]

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February 3, 2015

Budget: The “B” Word to Some, the Ticket to Financial Freedom for Others

Many people have a less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the word “budget,” associating it with a restrictive plan that reins in their […]

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October 28, 2014

Saving for College? Learn More About the 529 Qualified Tuition Program

Paying for a college education requires forethought, research and planning. While there are numerous investment options to choose from, a […]

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September 16, 2014

Manage Unexpected Expenses by Building An Emergency Fund

Unexpected expenses come in many forms. Whether it’s an obvious expense, such as a car repair or a medical bill, […]

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Best practices for your tax refund

April 29, 2014

How Will You Spend Your Tax Refund?

If you’re waiting for a tax refund, chances are you already have some ideas of your own. For the past […]

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Build your savings

February 19, 2014

Ways To Start Building Your Savings

With 40% of Americans saving less this year than last, building your savings can seem like an almost impossible task […]

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Merrick Bank Financial Resolutions

December 23, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

  With the fresh start promise of a New Year, many resolutions include things like improving your health or addressing […]

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