Guidelines for Your Budget

  Ever wonder what the guidelines are for a budget?  What percentage of income should be allocated for each monthly expense?  Here are some suggestions from financial professionals: Savings / Investment                           5% – 10% Housing                                                       20% – 35% Utilities / Phone                                     3% – 7% Food                                                              15% […] Read More

Resolutions to Improve My Finances

Resolutions for spending less, saving more and figuring out your taxes are all great, but they usually end up forgotten, pushed aside or delayed.  We highly recommend the following tips to keep you on track with your finances for the new year. Resolution #1: Know where your money goes If you don’t know how much you […] Read More

5 Ways to Spend Less on a Vacation

Don’t let the financial stress of a plush vacation make your relaxing time lead to an anxiety attack.  Here are a few options to keep your vacation fun and cost effective. 1.      Spending Plan:  When you’re planning for a vacation, decide how much you will need for all the expenses and save a little each […] Read More