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Money Saving Tips

Have you ever wondered why it seems that your money comes and goes a little too fast? It may be time to consider making a budget! Budgets are a system used to manage your money. They can be helpful when you are having trouble saving for a new outfit, game system, or even a car. Financial goals are tasks you would like to accomplish that involve money. You can use a budget to reach your financial goals. Here are some tips to get your started.


How to...Do Your Laundry

Take these steps towards fresh clean clothes.

Step 1:  Make sure you have a lot of quartes with you for the washer and dryer

Step 2:  Separate your clothes into 3 catagories: whites, brights, and darks

Step 3:  Flip your shirts inside out (so colors do not fade)

Step 4:  Temperatures for your wash: whites in hot water, brights & darks in cool water

Step 5:  Measure the detergent by instructions on back of bleach and detergent bottles

Step 6:  Pour detergent into washer in the designated spot

Step 7:  Start the washer and add clothes