Protection During the Holidays

It’s more fun dreaming of sugarplums than worrying about identity theft, but the holiday season calls for extra attention to all the fraudsters out there.  After all, you don’t want the holiday cheer suddenly slipping away because you found out someone got a hold of your credit card and went on a shopping spree for […] Read More

Don’t Let Black Friday Blot Your Finances

Let’s face it: many people in America are thankful at Thanksgiving because the next day is Black Friday.  The deals, the sales, the dollars saved… it’s a shopper’s dream!  The long lines can be worth the work when you save 50% on a flat screen for your spouse’s Christmas gift.  But that competitive crowd and […] Read More

How a Budget can Help Your Debt and Credit

A budget can help you get rid of debt and improve your credit.  Use the following steps as starting points: Step 1:  Establish a plan to reduce and eventually eliminate credit card use.  Once you’ve stopped using the card(s), focus on getting rid of the debt.  Use your budget to plan and record how much […] Read More