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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...

Must Do | Credit Report Review

What is it that only 1 in 9 Americans are currently doing? Reviewing their credit report! Each of us is due a free credit report annually. If you’re not a financial guru, reviewing all of the data can be confusing. I encourage you to check the top three items when...

Assess for Success

Before diving further into assessing where you are in terms of debt, a fully funded emergency fund and paying into 401K, ensure you have taken a look and completed our financial to-do list!Once you’ve tackled the tasks of checking your credit and managing a budget,...

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