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Back-to-School on a Budget

Back-to-school shopping can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to consider before you plan your next shopping trip!Visit your child’s school website now for a complete list of required school supplies.Click here for a list of local schools and...

Creative Ways to Teach Your Kiddos About Money

Check out our tips that are a super fun way to teach your little ones about money! Play Board Games Classic board games like Monopoly (or Monopoly Junior) and Life teach kids about purchasing real estate, saving up for retirement, loans and more.  These games and...

Leaving the Nest: Moving Out of Your Parents’ Home

Moving out on your own requires some planning. Whether you are a freshman going to college for the first time or you’re saving up to leave the nest, financial preparations need to be made. Before you start decorating your new digs, brush up on your financial literacy...

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Without Maxing Out Your Credit Cards

We’ve learned from our friends over at Nerd Wallet that you don’t have to rack up credit card debt to enjoy a vacation! Here are a few tips to consider when planning your vacation! Make a plan. It helps to start with a plan for your summer vacations. You don’t have to...

10 Signs of Too Much Debt

A limited amount of debt isn’t bad, but excessive debt delays you from reaching your goals. With patience and control, you can achieve balance in the future. You spend more than 20% of your net (after-tax) income to pay off car loans, credit cards or other types of...

Having The MONEY Talk With Your Kiddos

So often, I visit with friends who wish their family was in a much better financial state. The common complaint ‘I was never taught how to manage money and I’m feeling the effects, now!’ Honestly, that’s the cold, hard truth. Many of us were never taught how to manage...

Spring Clean Your Finances

Start with your budgetGo over your spending for the last several monthsAdjust your budget if you come to a problem spending areaClean up your accountsConsolidate or organize your accountsGet rid of unused accounts or any that may be charging you a feeOpt for less...

How to Be Financially Prepared for a Baby

Having a baby will be the biggest blessing in your life but not knowing the costs can steal some of the joy for the time of your life! Many folks say there’s no way to ever be financially prepared when a child comes but here are a few things to keep in mind as you...

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