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Cheap Halloween Tips to Save Money (Pt 2)

Here are a few cheap halloween tips to save money this year… Costumes Costumes can be the priciest part of any Halloween, thanks to markup from stores. To save on outfits and accessories, skip the mad rush on October 30th and get creative with your kids. Use Items You Already Own. For the best DIY […]

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Cheap Halloween Tips to Save Money (Pt 1)

Here are a few cheap halloween tips to save money this year. Decor What’s Halloween without an appropriately scary house? If you purchase decor at a big box store, you can expect to spend upward of $100 on wall hangings, inflatables, spooky spiderwebs, and all the fixings. Or, you can find more cost-friendly ways to […]

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Holiday Havoc 2017

For the 14th year in a row, Dollar Loan Center presents HOLIDAY HAVOC 2017! Holiday Havoc – Night 1 When: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 Where: The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas Tickets Start at $35 + fees $1 from each ticket sold will go to benefit the […]

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Dollar Loan Center at FISCA 2017

Representatives from DLC attend the annual FISCA conference each year to make sure we’re up to date on all the latest happenings in our industry. This year, FISCA was held in our hometown of Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino. It also happens to be a year where DLC won TWO awards!! Activa Award We are honored to win a FISCA […]

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Safe Investing (Pt 2)

Welcome to Safe Investing Part 2 5. Nothing Rises Forever From the S&P 500 to real estate prices, this little truism has proven itself over and over again. If there was ever a safe bet, this is it. 6. If it Sounds Too Good to be True, it is Hope and greed cause investors do […]

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How To Become A Millionaire (Pt 2)

Welcome to How To Become A Millionaire, Part 2! 5. Make your money work for you It takes money to make money, but that doesn’t mean you need a lot to invest. Open an account with a mutual fund company that has no-load funds and low expense ratios. Build a diverse portfolio, and you can […]

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How To Become A Millionaire (Pt 1)

How To Become A Millionaire (Pt 1) 1. Develop a written financial plan Saying you want to be wealthy isn’t good enough. You need to come up with a workable plan and put it on paper. The written plan forces you to do something. Calculate what you need to earn and how to invest. The […]

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Saving For Retirement (Pt 2)

Here is a Household spending plan to save for retirement! Part 2 Step 4 – Choose Your Spending Plan Targets Use the Spending Grid Tool below to help you decide which spending categories you will target for reduced spending. For each numbered spending category, draw an appropriate bubble on the grid. Big expenses should go […]

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Saving for Retirement (Pt 1)

Here is a Household spending plan to save for retirement! Part 1 Step 1 – Set Your Retirement Savings Goal If you’re still in your 20s, consider setting a savings goal of 10% of your income. If you’re in your 30s or beyond and don’t have a lot saved for retirement, think about how you […]

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Safe Investing (Pt 1)

Welcome to Safe Investing Part 1 1. Have a Plan The old cliché is true. Nobody plans to fail, but many fail to plan. Having a comprehensive financial plan in place, understanding your goals, and proactively managing your investments are never bad ideas. 2. Have a Cash Cushion The emergency fund is always a classic […]

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