Finance & Insurance

How to “Keep” Your Resolution to Save Money

At some point, this has topped all of our lists as a New Year’s Resolution. Come January 1st, we have money on the brain. After all, we’d just spend a lot of it on Christmas gifts, dusting off the credit cards, or just adding to a mountain of debt. Tax season is about to be… Continue reading How to “Keep” Your Resolution to Save Money

Finance & Insurance · Seasonal & Holiday

Six Tips to Help Pay Off Your Holiday Debt

The holiday season has finally come to an end. As you prepare to put away your Christmas decorations and take down that ornament filled evergreen tree consider the best ways to prepare for the new year. You’ve probably already written your New Year’s resolutions and put a plan in place to meet your goals, but… Continue reading Six Tips to Help Pay Off Your Holiday Debt

Finance & Insurance

Is It Okay to Wander When Shopping or Should You Have a Prepared List?

When you go out shopping, chances are you are going to buy most of the items you had intended as well as extra goods that you had not planned for. These extras will often leap into your cart and can cause a strain on your finances. Having a prepared list is more beneficial because it… Continue reading Is It Okay to Wander When Shopping or Should You Have a Prepared List?

Baby &Kids · Department Store · Finance & Insurance

Budget Tips When Shopping for A Large Family

Being part of a large family means there is a lot of love and fun to spread around.  It also means you have to be able to budget when you’re shopping for a large family.  There are many ways that we can get all the great things we all want and need without going broke.… Continue reading Budget Tips When Shopping for A Large Family

Finance & Insurance · Seasonal & Holiday

Getting Ahead of Your 2016 Holiday Debt

January is the month when everyone is resolving to save money. The problem? Holiday bills set you back. Far back. Before letting your bills pile up during the holiday season, follow these easy tips to avoid holiday debt. 1. Make your list and check it twice….now.  One of the reasons we overspend during the holidays… Continue reading Getting Ahead of Your 2016 Holiday Debt

Finance & Insurance

5 Ways to Give Your Finances a Boost This Fall

The fall months are typically when people get in trouble financially, mostly due to holiday spending. Maxing out credit cards and spending the rest of the year playing catch-up is not a fun cycle to repeat annually. You can make some changes to your daily habits and money monitoring practices to boost your finances a… Continue reading 5 Ways to Give Your Finances a Boost This Fall

Back to School · Finance & Insurance

How to Keep Your Teen’s Back-to-School Budget in Check

Feel like your teenager is making all the major decisions around your back-to-school budget? You’re not alone. Perhaps contributing to this new trend is the old fact that peer pressure and branding have palpable effects on the everyday life of children in this age range combined with the new fact that fast-moving technology is increasingly… Continue reading How to Keep Your Teen’s Back-to-School Budget in Check

Baby &Kids · Finance & Insurance

Teaching Your Kids to Save the Right Way

It’s summer! Put your kids to work by getting them to chores around the house and give them an allowance to begin a conversation about money. Experts say that children should be “earning” money, not just getting an allowance. The three piggy bank method This is an amazing way to teach your child to save–it… Continue reading Teaching Your Kids to Save the Right Way

Finance & Insurance · Health & Beauty

Hop Back on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Well, folks, we’re two months into 2016. Remember those resolutions and goals we set on January 1st? If you’re like 66% of Americans, you ditched them before February even rolled around. Don’t give up. Inspiration can come any time of year, and just because you had an off month, it doesn’t mean you can’t pursue… Continue reading Hop Back on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Finance & Insurance

Have You Maxed Out the Saver’s Credit for Your 2015 Taxes? It’s Not Too Late!

Believe it or not, even though 2015 has come and gone, it’s not too late to allocate your money in ways that will reduce your tax burden for the 2015 tax year. One way to reduce your tax burden is by claiming the Saver’s Credit, which reduces your tax liability, or how much you owe… Continue reading Have You Maxed Out the Saver’s Credit for Your 2015 Taxes? It’s Not Too Late!