Budget Living
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Christmas on a Budget: 12 Tips for an Affordable Holiday

‘Tis the season of giving—but that doesn’t mean you have to go broke doing it! We outline the best holiday tips to shop Christmas on a budget.

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5 Ideas for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

How do you host Thanksgiving on a budget? Find the answers you need with our five ideas for a budget Thanksgiving and celebrate in affordable style.

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13 Ideas for Halloween on a Budget

While Halloween is going to look a little different this year as we all adjust to new social distancing guidelines, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate (for kids and adults) that won’t break the bank.

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget: 30 Expert Tips

With just a little planning, eating healthy on a budget is easy. Use these 30 expert tips to learn how to shop for and cook affordable, nutritious meals.

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16 Cheap Home Organization Ideas to De-Clutter

You’ll be amazed at how many home organization solutions you can create by repurposing something you already have. And if not, look for a cheap solution vs. paying full price at the fancy organization store.

RISEcredit.com Self-Improvement Month 2021 Giveaway

RISEcredit.com Self-Improvement Month 2021 Giveaway

To celebrate Self-Improvement Month, RISE is delivering fresh ideas to help you make positive changes without breaking the bank.

Borrowing 101
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Should You Take Out a Pawn Shop Loan?

Pawn shop loans may seem like an easy way to get fast cash, but it’s best to read the fine print and consider the alternatives before signing on the dotted line. Here are a few common questions that borrowers should know the answer to before pawning an item in exchange for a loan.

Two men research online loans on the internet.

Online Loans vs. In-Person Loans: What’s the Best Option?

In-person bank loans are the more traditional option, but online loans have become increasingly common. Here are a few key considerations to help you understand the difference.

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Installment Loans vs. Payday Loans: Know Before You Owe

Considering a payday loan or an installment loan? Understanding the differences can help you make an informed decision before you borrow.

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14 Different Ways to Borrow Money Fast

Need to borrow money fast? We’ve rounded up 14 different ways to borrow money quickly, including online loans. We spell out the details to help you find the best way to borrow.

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How to Use Customer Reviews When Choosing a Lender

Online customer reviews can be helpful when you have a financial decision to make. In fact, according to a recent poll, 81% of consumers believe that sharing experiences is important.

The short-term financial goals you set today will impact your long-term money strategy. Check out our tips on how to set and start reaching your goals.

4 Tips to Set and Reach Your Short-Term Financial Goals

The short-term financial goals you set today will impact your long-term money strategy. Check out our tips on how to set and start reaching your goals.

Financial Wellness
What is an installment loan, and how does it differ from other types of loans like payday loans? Learn the basics and find out if it’s right for you.

What Is an Installment Loan?

What is an installment loan, and how does it differ from other types of loans like payday loans? Learn the basics and find out if it’s right for you.

Congratulations 2021 Rise Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Rise Financial Progress Scholarship Winners!

We’ve developed the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship to help hardworking students achieve their dreams while also teaching as many students as possible what they need for long-term financial

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Top 7 Ways to Invest in Yourself & Improve Your Life

An investment in yourself can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make. Here are a few options to consider.

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10 Quick & Simple Ways to De-Stress

Feeling the pressure this year? These tips for de-stressing will help you reset before the holidays.

Woman researching debt payoff strategies online.

5 Budgeting Methods to Help Organize Your Finances

There are many different budgeting methods and finding the types of budgeting strategies that work best for you isn’t always obvious. Help find your fit by experimenting with these five popular budgeting methods

Person managing their money

Should You Take Out a Pawn Shop Loan?

Pawn shop loans may seem like an easy way to get fast cash, but it’s best to read the fine print and consider the alternatives before signing on the dotted line. Here are a few common questions that borrowers should know the answer to before pawning an item in exchange for a loan.