• The Importance of Saving for a Rainy Day
    Life is full of surprises, and some of them can be expensive. Whether it’s a medical emergency, job loss, car repairs or any other unforeseen event, having a financial safety net can provide a sense of security and stability. Let’s … Read more
  • 6 Tips for Building an Energy-Efficient Home
    Building a new home involves many decisions and expenses. As you work through the process, try making your new home as energy-efficient as possible. Let’s explore six ways you can build an energy-efficient home that promotes a sustainable future. 1.      … Read more
  • How Can I Beat Inflation and Save on Back-to-School Shopping?
    Q: How can I beat inflation and save on back-to-school shopping? A: Lucky for you, there are ways to save on back-to-school shopping. Follow these tips. Shop with a budget Determine how much you can afford to spend and set specific amounts … Read more
  • Money Tips for College Students
    Hello, college, hello, money worries!  College life brings a sense of independence that extends to personal finances. Being in charge of your own money can seem like an impossible challenge, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If the … Read more
  • How to use Appliances Efficiently
    Did you know that appliances account for approximately 13% of your home’s energy use? The good news is, you don’t have to completely pull the plug to save on your energy costs. Here’s how to use your appliances more efficiently … Read more
  • Going Organic on a Budget
    Going organic is a great way to improve your personal health and the health of the environment. Fortunately, it does not have to mean spending big. Here’s how to go organic on a budget. Prioritize your purchases  If you’re on a … Read more
  • Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe from Fraud
    Smartphones are the millennial’s answer to the disorganized life. You can buy anything with just a few swipes, schedule appointments and store your photos in this one, convenient spot. Unfortunately, all of that convenience comes at a price: Your mobile … Read more
  • All You need to Know About Credit Card Fraud
    With the advent of online commerce, credit and debit card fraud has exploded. Unfortunately, credit card fraud can go unnoticed until it causes serious damage. Here, we’ve outlined what you need to know, how to protect yourself, and what to … Read more
  • Travel Hacks 1 of 12: 5 Ways to Save on Airfare
    Planning a trip overseas? Airfare will probably be your largest vacation expense. Fortunately, there are many ways to save on airfare to leave you with more to spend while at your destination. Here’s a list of five ways to save … Read more
  • The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide
    The holidays are in the rearview, but if you’ve gone over budget with your spending, it’s time to deal with the aftermath, which is coming head-on. Here’s how you can get your budget back on track for the new year. … Read more
  • Step 12 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Review and Tweak
    Congratulations! You’ve reached the 12th and final step of the 12 steps to financial wellness. Here, we’ll review the previous steps and adjust this part of your financial health plan as necessary.  Step 1: Track your spending Are you regularly … Read more
  • Last Minute Holiday Hacks
    The holidays are nipping at your heels and there’s still a lot to do! It probably seems like your stress levels keep rising while the money in your wallet keeps dwindling. It doesn’t have to be this way. With a … Read more
  • How Can I Save on Holiday Shopping?
    Q: The holidays always have me worried about money. With inflation soaring, I’m more stressed than ever. How can I save on my holiday shopping this year? A: If you’re worried about making it through the holiday shopping season in the midst … Read more
  • How to Budget in Times of Inflation
    Sticking to a budget during times of inflation is challenging – but not impossible. Here are five ways to help make it happen: 1.      Plan your grocery purchases First, shop your pantry and fridge before hitting the store. You may … Read more
  • Step 10 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Plan for Retirement
    It’s never too early – or too late – to plan for retirement. However, the more time you allow for your savings to grow, the bigger the nest egg you’ll have when it’s time to cash in.  Here’s how to … Read more
  • How Can I Help My Elderly Parents Manage their Finances?
    Q: My parents are aging, and I believe they can use help in managing their everyday expenses, and may eventually need a proxy. How can I best help my parents with their finances? A: Your parents are fortunate to have a child … Read more
  • All You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
    Cybercrimes are increasing massively each year. In fact, according to Cybercrime Magazine, cybercrime will cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. The best way to protect yourself from falling prey to cybercrimes is by being aware of common tactics and … Read more
  • Don’t Fall for Auto Warranty Scams
    Auto warranty scams can lead to financial pain, or even disaster, for an unwary consumer. Here’s what to know about these scams and how to stay safe.  How the scams play out In an auto warranty scam, a scammer reaches … Read more
  • 6 Ways to Pay Less at the Pump
    With gas prices still rising nationwide, the pain at the pump is real. There isn’t much you can do about the price of gasoline, but there are ways you can pay less at the pump. Here are six ways to … Read more
  • Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Fantasy Football
    With summer winding down and autumn creeping in, are you ready for some fantasy football? Drafting the best team and guiding them toward the championship takes knowledge, dedication, skill and talent. But fantasy football is much more than just a … Read more
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