Budget

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

Challenge Yourself to Save

Challenge Yourself To Save is an excerpt from the book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook for Tough Times, Living Large on Small Change for the Short Term or the Long Haul. There are MANY good tips for saving money - check out the excerpt and the book!   

Posted on March 27, 2019

Gift Giving on a Budget

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself looking forward to the festivities, but concerned about the impact on your wallet? You are not alone. By doing some planning now, you can simplify your gift giving. Here are ten ways you can enjoy this special time of year and keep spending in check.

Posted on November 7, 2018