Freedom to Give

March 04 2015
When you see Christmas décor take over every store, you know the holiday season is near.  Hanging up colorful lights and dusting off mini North Pole villages can be fun; nevertheless, when you start pulling money from your pocket to cover holiday expenses, the holiday cheer can fade away.  But it doesn’t have to!  You […] Read More

Action Steps for a Holiday Spending Plan

October 22 2014
This holiday season, many mall-bound Americans will probably shop, not realizing just how much they’re spending until it’s too late.  Over $600 billion was spent during the winter holidays last year,1 and the average American spent $766 alone for online Thanksgiving items (not including travel!).  That’s a 21% increase from the previous year!2  Don’t let […] Read More


September 10 2014
It’s not just your wallet that feels the weight of financial stress.  A survey from the American Institute of CPAs® found that those who deal with high financial stress also have problems with their friends and their waistlines, among other things.  The negative effects are everywhere, so it’s time to focus on how to fix […] Read More