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6 Financial Habits for a Healthy Relationship

Money issues seem to be the number one source of conflict for most couples. You are 4 times more likely to flight about finances than kids, jobs, housework or friends. One scary statistic from Consumer Affairs  states that 1 in 5 Americans have spent $500 or more without telling their

11 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Whether you’re planning a road trip this summer or just want to cut down on summer traveling expenses, follow these eleven strategies to help save money any day of the week: 1. Plan ahead. Map out your routes for the most efficient trip and use of gas. Smartphone apps like

How to Get Your Finances in Order in 4 Steps

Getting out of the revolving cycle of debt may seem intimidating, but with a little guidance you can breathe easy! According to CreditCards.com, the average American adult has $4,878 in consumer debt. Not all debt is bad and managed properly can increase your credit score ultimately achieving better rates, saving you money

February Checklist – 4 Things To Do This Month

Coordinate Your Tax Forms We’re not talking about last year’s taxes that you’ll be filing in a couple of months. Now is the time to create a safe place to keep the necessary paperwork for next year. Start a 2016 Taxes folder to organize all your records this year. Make

Resolve Not to Do These 6 Things in 2016

It’s tempting to get swept up in dreams of the future and look right past what we need to do today to help make them a reality. So whether you want to improve your credit score, slash your debt or finally start that emergency fund, we’ll be your supporting role

What the Federal Reserve's Decision Means for You

The Fed’s decision is important if you have a credit card, a savings or retirement account, or want to buy a home or car. It would be the first rate hike in a decade and it has it’s upside and downside, but it wouldn’t be a game changer over night.  Here

Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

by Tara Frazier It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these simple baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household objects. Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door stoppers. Cut a 6-inch

July Financial Checklist

1. Check in on your credit score Your credit score determines the interest rates for your mortgage and other loans, so keeping tabs every once in a while is good practice. If you’ve been making all your payments on time and you notice a sudden dip in your score, this

How to Encourage Kids to Explore the Wild World of Saving

Your child’s adventures in savings should start early and reach just as far as their imagination can take them. Here are a few strategies to get them interested: Let Them Play with Real Money Early money lessons often stick with your child as they grow into adults. For young children