14 09, 2020

5 Actions Grandparents Raising Kids Should Take Now

By |2020-09-14T13:58:59-05:00September 14th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

National Grandparents Day was this weekend and we know that more older adults have primary responsibility for raising grandchildren or other young relatives. If this describes you or the older adults you work with, here are a few financial tools that can help. Get a clear picture of monthly income and expenses. If you’re raising [...]

7 07, 2020

Should I Refinance?

By |2020-07-08T11:47:53-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Home Buying|0 Comments

Even when rates are low, refinancing your mortgage isn't always the right choice. Here are some points to consider before you refinance. Deciding when to refinance your home loan depends on several factors besides whether you can get a better mortgage rate than you already have. And though there are many reasons people refinance their [...]

7 07, 2020

Home Buying 101 – your complete guide

By |2020-09-01T13:06:21-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Home Buying|0 Comments

Buying a home is at once an exciting and challenging venture. With commitment and planning, you can become a successful homeowner. This post covers everything you need to know to start the home buying process off right, including: Preparing for Homeownership Understanding Mortgages Getting a Loan Searching for a Home and Making an Offer Closing [...]

26 06, 2020

Teaching Kids And Teens Smart Money Habits

By |2020-06-26T09:42:25-05:00June 26th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Think back to how you formed your financial habits. Did you learn everything you needed in school? From your parents? If you could go back and talk to your younger self, what financial pitfalls would you tell yourself to avoid? If you have children of your own, you may be wondering how and when to [...]

15 05, 2020

Managing your money during the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:14:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Budgeting, COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us into financial situations that we could never have predicted. Country-wide shelter-in-place orders have left many without work, and businesses without customers. Now more than ever, it’s important to think about the way we spend or save every dollar we make. In some cases, the quarantine orders have [...]

18 12, 2019

Five Habits that can ruin your budget

By |2019-12-18T22:22:44-06:00December 18th, 2019|Budgeting|0 Comments

So you’ve set a budget and it looks perfect on paper. You established different spending categories and set what seems like reasonable limits. Yet somehow it just doesn’t work out month after month. Sound familiar? The first thing to do is double-check that your budget is reasonable given factors like income and goals. But if [...]

18 12, 2019

Smart Year-End Financial Moves you can make right now

By |2019-12-18T22:02:05-06:00December 18th, 2019|Budgeting|0 Comments

You probably have plenty to do at the end of the year, from holiday parties to family visits. Even so, it is a good idea to set aside time for financial planning. The money moves you make at the end of the year can have an impact that lasts well into the new year and [...]

18 12, 2019

Nine ways to freshen up your finances

By |2019-12-18T20:58:42-06:00December 18th, 2019|Budgeting|0 Comments

When it comes to spring cleaning, most people target their homes. And while it’s always a good idea to reduce clutter and clean up, don’t forget to refresh your finances as well. That’s right, it’s time to scrub away bad financial habits and dust off your savings goals. Check out these nine ways to review [...]

18 12, 2019

Dollars and Sense: Mark your calendar: Plan savings week Is coming

By |2019-12-18T20:45:05-06:00December 18th, 2019|Budgeting|0 Comments

Sports fans have Super Bowl Week. Aquatic predator enthusiasts have TV’s Shark Week. But what about those who revel in discovering the crags and corners where hidden savings dwell? If you fall into this group, you don’t have to feel left out of the 7-day celebrations, because now there is Plan Savings Week! What It [...]

10 12, 2019

Dollars and Sense: Budgeting for Truly Golden Years

By |2019-12-10T10:37:27-06:00December 10th, 2019|Budgeting|0 Comments

Preparing financially for retirement for many people is a shot in the dark: just save as much as you can and hope it’s enough. It’s understandable that people take that view. After all, it can feel like there are too many variables to even get a grip on. How do you know how much money [...]

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