Budget

Creating a Budget for Your Family

It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses.

Posted on October 27, 2020

Put an Inexpensive Bow on the Holidays

Although November 27th is the traditional kick off of the holiday season, decorations of all kinds are already flooding the retail stores and advertisers are working hard to put us in the “spending mood” earlier and earlier every year. This creates an opportunity to make a spending plan that will get us through the season and help keep it meaningful.

Posted on December 23, 2016

A Simple, Meaningful Father's Day

Father's Day is a day that people come together and honor the important father figures in their lives. This year, plan a celebration that is meaningful and leaves memories that last a lifetime.

Posted on May 11, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus Scams

From deals on masks to offers of loans, scams related to the coronavirus pandemic are everywhere. Here the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put together a list of ways to protect yourself and your money from scammers.

Posted on May 7, 2020

Mortgage, Credit, Debts and COVID-19 - Protect Your Finances

Many creditors are offering ways to avoid making payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that the best for your finances? There are options for staying on top of bills during this time and avoid jeopardizing your future.

Posted on April 15, 2020

Holiday Fun that Will Save You Money

For those committed to living on a budget, you don’t have to sacrifice the joy of the holiday season just because you’re spending less money. If you are having guests at your home over the holidays, you can make the day a memorable one, in a good way, on a reasonable budget.

Posted on October 14, 2019

Back to School Savings 2019

Tips for saving on back to school supplies, clothing, technology and more!

Posted on July 18, 2019

Saving Money in Seven Uncommon Ways (and Eight Common Ones)

We put together a list of ways to save, that go beyond the traditional advice of using coupons, don’t shop when you’re hungry and stop buying a cup of coffee. (Note: All these things can save you money. And we know you know it, too.) We hope that one or two of these suggestions will help you reach your financial goals!

Posted on June 11, 2019

Making Successful Rent-to-Own Decisions

Renting to own is tempting when you need something now and you don't have the savings or cash to purchase it. There are alternatives and if you are going to rent-to-own, there are some questions you will want to ask yourself, first.

Posted on June 5, 2019

Treat Her to an Inexpensive, yet Memorable Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, here are some ways to honor and show the mom, grandmother, aunt or other woman in your life, you care - without breaking the bank.

Posted on May 2, 2019