Financial literacy

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

Getting Out of Debt Success - John

A quick glimpse into one client's journey out of debt.

Posted on May 7, 2019

Installment Loan Terms: A Comparison

Compare interest rates, months, payment - the terms of an installment loan.

Posted on April 23, 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

Understanding Free Credit Reports and Scores

Always the official site to receive a copy of your credit reports, AnnualCreditReport.com is not the only name in the game anymore.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Guide to Consumer Credit Reports: There are More than Three

By now, most of us are familiar with the big three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. We can receive a free copy of these credit reports, every 12 months through Annual Credit Report.com. But were you aware that there are many other companies who collect and distribute information about our financial habits and other behaviors?

Posted on February 4, 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

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

​​​​​​​The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact.

Posted on November 7, 2018

Your Money: Identity Theft Protection Services

Identity theft protection services monitor and scan personally identifiable information in credit applications, public records, websites, and other places. These services almost always include a credit monitoring service that monitors your credit history and provides periodic credit scores. In fact, protecting credit is the most common reason people seek out identity theft protection services.

Posted on August 21, 2018