Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings, Emergency

Building an Emergency Fund: How to Set a Budget When You're in Debt

Did you know that the average American has roughly $38,000 in personal debt, and that doesn't even include their mortgage? Being in debt can feel suffocating and crippling, like a hole you can't escape. However, it doesn't have to be that way. With careful budgeting and planning, you can both

Financial Advice

Financial Advice For Teens

When it comes to money, there are some things they don’t teach you in school but you need to know as an adult. Before they head off to college or start a career post-high school, you’ll need to make sure your kids know about how money works in the real world.

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings, Students, College

Financial Tips for College Students: Budgeting & Paying for College

Are you heading off to college for the first time? College can be a fun and exciting experience. Unfortunately, it can also be very expensive. In fact, the average public college student walks away with $26,900 of debt, and the average private college student walks away with $32,600 of debt. 

Savings, Social Media, Gen Z, Students

How Preteens Can Learn About Money

When it comes to teaching practical money skills, students of different ages need different methods. 3rd to 6th graders might be ready to learn the fundamentals of finance using games, books, and real world experience. At this age, you can expose your children to basic concepts like savings and

Buy or Lease, Financial Advice, Boat

Buying a Boat? Answer These 5 Questions First

Boats and Floridians go together like peanut butter and jelly. As of 2018, there were more than 950,000 registered boats in the state of Florida! That number has likely risen since then, meaning there’s probably a boat in Florida for every twenty or so people! If you’re yearning to stretch your

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings

Improving Finances: 5 Ways to Manage Money in the Second Half of 2020

As you make your way through life, you count your milestones along the way—whether it’s graduating college, buying a car or closing on your first home. But oftentimes, these big milestones come with an even bigger price tag that could set you back on your financial journey. Fortunately, there

Budgeting, Saving Money, Online Banking

Eating Your Dollars Away: Budgeting for Foodies

Eating out or ordering in isn’t just about convenience. It’s about the flavor, the ability to eat something you may not have been able to cook yourself, and the social connections that can come with heading to your favorite restaurant to eat or dine in with family or friends. It all sounds great

Home, Hurricane Season, Preparation

Preparing for the Hurricane Season

The 2020 hurricane season is officially here. Have you made your preparations yet?

Student Loans, Loans, Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, Students

Refinancing Student Loans: Federal and Personal Debt Consolidation

At the start of 2020, 45 million past and present students held $1.56 trillion in student loan debt. If that figure sounds enormous, it is. Student loan debt now surpasses all other types of debt, except for mortgages.

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