Emerald Isle, NCcarolinacoastonline.com

Emerald Isle beach driving permits go on sale online Sunday

EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle beach driving permits go on sale Sunday with a new wrinkle — all applicants are required to watch a short educational video and get at least 80% of the subsequent questions right before getting a permit. The change comes about a year after town officials,...
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LifestyleMotley Fool

How to Budget for a Cruise

If you dream of cruising the open seas, it all begins with a good budget. You may have heard that cruise lines are reopening following the pandemic. If the idea makes your heart beat a little faster and inspires you to dream of the places you can go, there's no harm in starting to budget. It all begins with figuring out how much you're going to pay for a cruise and then putting those funds together. Here's a look at some common expenses you may want to plan for, as well as some ideas for saving up those funds.
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Charlotte, NCWSOC-TV

Why Charlotte’s home market is looking like a million bucks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte region’s frenzied housing demand is redefining the million-dollar market here. More than 200 homes sold with a price tag of at least $1 million in June, more than double the number seen last year and in 2019, according to Canopy Realtor Association. “A million dollars...
Personal Financeonlinemarketingscoops.com

How To Follow The 50-30-20 Budgeting Strategy

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s One-Minute Money Hacks series, which provides easy, straightforward tips and tricks to help you understand your finances and take control of your money. Managing your finances and setting a monthly budget can be challenging. But if you’re overwhelmed with where to start,...
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Jack Otis

These Are 5 Things You Absolutely Need To Be Saving Money For

You know you should be saving money… but when you stop to think about it, you start wondering, what on earth is it that you’re saving money for? After all, isn’t it better to enjoy your money now? You can’t take it with you (as you hear people say all the time).
Deland, FLThe DeLand-Deltona Beacon

Town of Pierson adopts preliminary budget for 2021-22 fiscal year

’Tis the season for budgeting all over West Volusia, and following other municipalities like DeLand and DeBary, Pierson adopted a proposed millage rate at their first budget workshop July 27. The proposed millage, or ad valorem property tax levied by the town, is 6.1 mills. At this rate, property owners...
Personal Financecubbyathome.com

The Best Thing I’ve Learned About Budgeting for Costco

The last year of lockdowns (and beyond-the-norm grocery shopping that’s come with them) has taught me a few things about my shopping habits and my family’s food preferences. After discovering the supreme value of a second refrigerator and my kids’ deep abiding love of ramen, I’ve also come to terms with my love-hate relationship with Costco.
Marshalltown, IATimes-Republican

Implementation Plan nearing Phase 1 construction

A long road of planning is in the rearview and the city is at the doorstep of decision time for the Downtown Implementation Plan. Consulting firm Bolton and Menk and city staff have conducted community surveys, held discussions on the plan and researched seemingly every facet of work that could and should be done.
Crystal River, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Crystal River lessens property tax rate increase in budgeting; more reductions possible

Crystal River city staff was able to lessen a proposed property tax rate hike, and is working to lower it even more before officials lock it in. Notices from the Citrus County Property Appraiser are going out around Aug. 20 to inform city taxpayers of a tentative millage rate of 6.9 mills for the 2021-22 fiscal year — an increase from the current rate of 4.8 mills.
Morris, MNkmrskkok.com

City Council Approves 2022 Budget Guidance Recommendation

The Morris City Council approved a 2022 Budget Guidance Recommendation at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. City Manager Blaine Hill told the KMRS Community Connection that a preliminary budget will still be submitted in September. “This is actually probably a great year for budgeting,” Hill admitted. “Seems odd, but...
Okaloosa County, FLcrestviewbulletin.com

You voted for the half-cent sales tax. Want to know where it's going?

NICEVILLE — The tourists who have been clogging Okaloosa County's roads for most of 2021 also have been doing their part to stimulate the local economy. Northwest Florida continues to welcome visitors in record-setting numbers this year. They're flocking to the beach despite inflated prices for accommodations, gas and retail items.