April Crews

April Crews

Writer/Editor / Blogger

Marketing professional w/ 10+ experience writing blog articles, web content, e-newsletters, & press releases (in AP Style); Social media management expertise & CRM, CMS and Cloud solutions savvy.

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Green 20piggy environmental 20awareness article

Save Money by Going Green!

Published: 24 July 2014
Here are four ways you can save or make money while also helping to preserve the environment and reduce waste. Some even might improve your health!

Baby 20blocks article

Having a baby? Time to Start an Emergency Fund!

Written by April Crews
Published June 2014
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Having a baby is a joyful event. However, expenses for a new baby can become overwhelming if you don't plan for it.

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Financial Resources at Your Fingertips: My Military & Money App for ...

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Published: May 2014
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If you are like many people today who are connected to their smart phones at all times, you’ll be happy to know that there are several free apps available that help you budget, create a savings plan, and even save for retirement.

Home 20for 20sale article

8 Overlooked Costs of Homeownership

Along with a mortgage, there are additional costs associated with homeownership that are sometimes overlooked. Do your research and make sure you are aware of expenses beyond the mortgage that you will incur before and after you buy.

Military 20kids article

Apps & Games to Introduce Your Child to Money Management

Here’s a few ways to introduce your child to money management this month:

1. Sign up for Money as You grow program. Read an article about this interactive online game here.

2. Play a fun online financial game with your child, like Financial Football, Road Trip o Savings or Cash Puzzler or one of the games from the U.S. Mint.

3. Download the free Monkey Math, app from Google Play.

Boys 20with 20basketballs article

Keep Your Kids Entertained this Summer & Save!

Summer will be here soon and the kids will be home from school brimming with energy, and you will need to keep them busy. Here are a few ideas that will help you do just that – while saving you money.

Written by April Crews
Published: 29 May 2014
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Taxesjar article

Be Money Wise at Tax Time: 5 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

Written by: April Crews
Published: January 9, 2014
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Tax season is slowly approaching and you might be tempted to spend your entire refund on something you don’t really need.Being responsible about how you spend your refund now will be a huge help in the months to come.


5 Money Tips that Help You Save

Published: June 5, 2014
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To establish a solid financial foundation, you have to adopt practices that help you save, rather than spend. If you are having trouble keeping your finances under control, here are a few tips that will help you get on track to saving more and spending less.

Emergency 20siren article

5 Ways to Start and Maintain an Emergency Fund

Written by April Crews
Published: December 2013
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What would you do today if you got a flat tire, or if your basement flooded? Would you be able to pay for the expense? If not, you must begin an emergency fund now.

Dollar 20bills article

Dollar Store Finds can be Holiday Treasure Troves

By April Crews
November 2013
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Budgeting for the holidays is just as important if not more important as monthly budgeting. It can be ......