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Can your side gig fund retirement?

Posted on: June 20, 2018

More than two thirds of people over the age of 35 are using their “side hustle” as a way to build their retirement savings.

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Love & Money: How to have the talk

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Before making plans for your wedding, have you and your fiancé had the talk? Not about the wedding budget, but about money in general.

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From Summer Job To Every Single Day Job: How To Turn Your Internship Into A Promising Career

Posted on: May 17, 2018

You’ve fetched coffee, made copies and done all the typing and filing for an entire department. Congrats! You’ve finally finished your summer internship! In many ways, just going back to school would be a wonderful relief, but you might be looking for more.

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The Science of Saving

Posted on: April 19, 2018

Saving your money isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t have a lot to spare. After paying all your usual expenses, there may be very little “fun” money at the end of the month.

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Seeking Financial Freedom? Start With a Realistic Budget.

Posted on: April 1, 2018

Ever lie awake at night wondering if this month’s bills are going to exceed your bank balance? It's a scenario many people can relate to, no matter how large or small the paycheck.

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Handy Advice for Hiring a Contractor

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or not, some home improvement projects are just too big or complicated to tackle on your own. When you need a professional to get the job done, the most important decision you will make is hiring the right person or company.

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Tips for Holiday Shopping

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Have you made your holiday gift list yet? If not, it is definitely time to get started. Waiting until the last minute not only leads to needless stress, it can also result in overspending. A little financial planning will help you stay on budget—and ensure a more relaxing, enjoyable season!

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How To Get By In An Emergency: Personal Loan Or Credit Card?

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Unexpected expenses, by nature, can come out of nowhere. Your check engine light comes on, and your car demands you put another thousand dollars into keeping it on the road. That cough that just won’t go away turns out to be more serious than you thought. Your air conditioner gives up during the longest heat wave you can remember. No matter what causes these personal catastrophes, they all have one thing in common: They’re expensive.

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author Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Seven accomplished college students will each begin the 2017/2018 academic year with a $1,000 scholarship, thanks to Kessler Federal’s annual Lisa J. Stubbs Memorial Scholarship essay contest. Since 1987, Kessler Federal has awarded a total of $114,000 in scholarship funds to college-bound and current students, including adult learners.

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Millennial Homebuyers

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Are you ready for stiff competition—and maybe even a bidding war—to get into that oh-so-perfect starter home you’ve been eyeing online? If you’re a Millennial who’s shopping for a home, that’s exactly the type of hot real estate market that Spring 2017 has in store. According to a recent report from Zillow, there were 3% fewer homes on the market this February than the same time last year. In addition, the average price of available homes is 7% higher than in 2016. This turnaround in a once sluggish market has hit Millennials especially hard.

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author Annual Memorial Scholarship Contest

Posted on: June 6, 2017

In 1992, the scholarship program was dedicated to Lisa J. Stubbs, a Keesler Federal employee of over 8 years. While employed full time at the credit union, Lisa attended night classes, working toward her degree. Lisa died at the age of 25 after a lifelong struggle with cystic fibrosis. Since Lisa’s courage and determination were an inspiration to all who knew her, the scholarship program was renamed in her honor in hopes that her spirit of achievement would inspire others to reach new heights.

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