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5 Ways to Go Zero Waste Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Admin on 9/14/2018

Want to live a greener life but think it's too expensive to buy all the gadgets that make it possible? Here are five ways to cut your carbon footprint in your home without spending a fortune, including rechargeable solutions, composting ideas and paper reduction.

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Topics: Saving

Logix "Blanketeers" & Giving Back to SCV Project Linus

Posted by Kay K on 9/4/2018

Earlier this year, we shared that October 8th will be our inaugural Community Day.  Logix staff will be supporting SCV Project Linus by making 200 blankets that will comfort children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.  The SCV Project Linus chapter was formed in 2013.  Many of their “blanketeers” are students from local high schools, who donate completed blankets to several nonprofits throughout the area, including Henry Mayo, located in Santa Clarita.  We're grateful for the opportunity to help.

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Topics: Community Stars

Annual Holiday in July Toy Drive

Posted by Alethia C. on 8/28/2018

Our "Dive Into Giving: Under the Sea Toy Drive" made a real splash among Logix team members, who donated an assortment of delightful gifts for children at Penny Lane Centers.  We hold a toy drive for them annually and are continually blown away by the support shown.  This event started in late July and wrapped up in August. (See what we did there?)  

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Topics: Community Stars

Why is Financial Planning Important?

Posted by Admin on 8/23/2018

A comprehensive financial plan serves as a framework for organizing the pieces of your financial picture. With a financial plan in place, you'll be better able to focus on your goals and understand what it will take to reach them.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck at Even the Fanciest Restaurant

Posted by Admin on 8/10/2018

 

If you're like most people, saving money can get hard when your heart's desire for a little fun bumps up against your brain's strict budgetary rules. Life is all about finding a balance between the two -- all while making sure your account balance stays in the black.

The good news is that there are ways to save even while enjoying yourself. You don't have to skip that big-deal anniversary dinner or avoid a hip new restaurant that's creating so much buzz. Try these tips to save money while eating out.

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Topics: Saving

3 Ways to Save by Choosing a Bed & Breakfast for Your Next Vacation

Posted by Admin on 7/31/2018

When you're planning your next vacation, consider making reservations at a charming bed & breakfast. This type of lodging can be more personable than a hotel, and the amenities can save you money. Find savings in these three perks:

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Topics: Travel

Logix Employees Raise $44,000!

Posted by Kay K on 7/23/2018

This summer, we are proud to give an $11,000 check to each of these nonprofit organizations: Penny Lane CentersBurbank Temporary Aid CenterFor The Troops, and Circle of Hope, Inc.

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Topics: Community Stars

The Risks of Writing Checks to Cash

Posted by Admin on 7/16/2018

Imagine finding a pile of cash on the ground, let’s say $1,000. No one’s around and you can’t spot the person who may have dropped it. What do you do? Many of us would pick it up and turn it in, possibly to the police, but there are people out there for whom the dollar signs would take over and that money would end up in their pocket.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

It's That Time - Santa Clarita's Concerts in the Park

Posted by Kay K on 7/5/2018

With the changing of seasons, there are activities we come to look forward to.  In summer, those activities include days at the beach, picnicking with friends and family, catching local baseball games, and taking advantage of free concerts offered at parks throughout L.A.  Weekend entertainment options are abundant, and we're here cheering about one of our faves.

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Topics: Community Stars

Mid Year Financial Checkup: 5 Things to Review

Posted by Paco de Leon on 6/29/2018

If our calendar year could be compared to a basketball game, we're at about half time. For those of you who don't know anything about basketball, the game is broken into two halves with half time in the middle. During halftime both teams retreat to their locker rooms.

So, right now, we're in our half time. We're in the locker room taking a quick breather from running up and down the court like athletes trying to score as many points as we can. It's time to huddle up and make sure we are doing things right.

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Topics: Budgeting, Saving

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