Budgeting, Saving Money, Debt, Financial Advice, Credit Score, 401K, Smart Financial Goals

5 Financial Resolutions to Take On in 2021

New year, new you! Get familiar with some resolutions and strategies you can employ in 2021 to achieve greater financial independence and stability.

Saving Money, Financial Advice, Millennials

Avoiding Holiday Shopping Dread: 7 Tips to Keep You Sane

According to LendingTree, 61% of Americans report feeling dread leading up to the holiday season. With the average consumer spending $602.65 on holiday gifts ($850.38 for parents!), it’s no wonder why holiday dread is so high. Keep reading to learn seven tips that’ll keep your holiday shopping

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

Budgeting, Saving Money, Millennials, Financial Education, College

Quick Financial Tips for College Grads

So you’ve finally completed your education and graduated: congratulations! Now that you’ve got your degree, your studying days are over and your work life can begin in earnest. The likelihood is now that you’re seeking or have acquired full-time employment, you’ll be seeing more money than you

Budgeting, Saving Money, Savings

Financial Tips for You and Your Family During COVID-19

When the President declared COVID-19 a national emergency in early 2020, few people knew just how much life would change in the months that followed. While we are all making sacrifices during these tough times to help flatten the curve of coronavirus cases, the federal government continues to

Budgeting, Saving Money, Smart Financial Goals

How to Stick to a Budget: Rules, Tips, and Apps That Work!

Do you have an extra $400 on hand for an emergency? If not, you’re not the only one. 27% of adults say they would either need to borrow money or sell something to afford a $400 emergency.

Saving Money, Debt, Debt Consolidation, Credit Score

Extreme Makeover: Credit Edition

If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 15 years, you’ve no doubt seen an episode of a makeover show. It’s the genre that includes the likes of The Biggest Loser, Kitchen Nightmares, and of course, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 

Saving Money, Financial Advice, Savings, Millennials

Top Ten Ways To Build Your Savings

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that “A penny saved is a penny earned,” and smart savers know this to be true. However, holding on to those pennies isn’t always easy. Opening a savings account is a great start, but how can you ensure it grows steadily?

Credit, Overspending, Finance, Budgeting, Saving Money

5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Budget

Do you find that your money doesn’t go as far as it used to? When the end of the month is near, are you stretching your last few dollars until you reach payday? While a lot of factors play into money problems, like debt and income, one thing sure to cause financial woes is a bad budget.

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