How a Budget can Help Your Debt and Credit

November 05 2014
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

Member Success Story: 4 Financial Steps for a New Family

October 29 2014
Starting a family brings a whole new set of financial responsibilities, like visits to the pediatrician, saving for college, and don’t forget all those diapers and baby wipes.  Such a huge change can make your wallet feel a bit thin.  If you want some peace of mind about your new situation, check out how MSA […] 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