A Key Part of Your Budget

June 09 2014
An important aspect of a budget is allocating money to savings.  Having savings helps you get through emergencies, meet short term goals and long term goals, and it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have a financial cushion. Step 1:  Start saving.  If you don’t have an emergency savings account, then start one.  […] Read More

3 Financial Resolutions Worth Keeping

May 21 2014
1. Get your credit report. Why: Your credit report can inform you of suspicious activity that may mean identity theft.  It can also have errors that are fixable, which will raise your credit score once corrected. How: Everyone is entitled to one free credit report every twelve months from each of the three major credit […] Read More

Easter Egg Hunts That Ease Your Expenses

April 01 2014
Share the wealth: If you’re hosting Easter this year, ease the financial task by making it a potluck—and not just for the food. Have each family bring a dish to share and a collection of eggs for the Easter egg hunt. A healthy, wallet-happy egg hunt: Instead of buying a ton of potentially expensive, candy-filled […] Read More