How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

28 05, 2019

How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

It’s the season of gauzy canopies, lacy gowns and stiff penguin suits. That being the case, and with wedding invitations flooding your mailbox, you might already be booking your weekends with weddings through the end of August.

Celebrating a new marriage together with your friends is great fun, but all those wedding invites can put Read More

21 05, 2019

8 Side Hustles Anyone Can Do

Who wouldn’t love some extra pocket money? These freelance jobs don’t require any experience and can be done by practically anyone. Plus, some of them might pay you for tasks you’re already doing! Read on for eight easy side hustles and to find those that may be right for you.

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15 05, 2019

4 Ways Your Credit Union Can Help You Fund Your Summer Vacation

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    4 Ways Your Credit Union Can Help You Fund Your Summer Vacation

If you’re like most Americans, as soon as you see ads announcing Memorial Day sale events, you start thinking summer. Summer means flip-flops and sandy beaches, sunscreen and baseball fireworks and ice cream – and expensive vacations.

Perhaps you’re really needing to get away this summer, so you have the perfect vacation all planned out Read More

8 05, 2019

6 Ways to Save Money on Gardening Equipment and Supplies

As spring deepens and vibrantly colored flowers blossom everywhere, you might be dreaming about a garden of your own. You’ll till the soil, pat the fertilizer into place and plant your young shoots with tender care. You’ll make sure they get just the right amount of sunlight and water, and you’ll be careful to Read More

9 04, 2019

Home Improvement Hacks

You’ve finally finished scrubbing and purging your home from top to bottom in honor of spring. And now, with every surface, closet, and room sparkling clean, you’re starting to see all the areas that could use a facelift. Maybe you’re hankering after a complete kitchen makeover. You might be dreaming of a fresh coat Read More

2 04, 2019

9 Ways for Your Kids to Make Money

The best way to teach a child financial responsibility is by encouraging her to earn and manage money on her own. As the weather warms and summer nears, there are many opportunities for your kids to pull in some extra money.

If money-making is not on your children’s minds, you may need to direct them Read More

12 03, 2019

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means and How to Fix Them

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    7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means and How to Fix Them

In the age of plastic spending and mobile payments, it’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford. 
Let’s take a look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back Read More

22 01, 2019

Should I Sign Up for Budget Billing?

Q: My steep utility bills in the winter and summer months always throw my budget for a loop. Should I sign up for budget billing?

A: Budget billing can simplify your utility payments by making each month the same fixed amount, but it’s important to understand all the facets before signing up.

What is budget billing?

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2 01, 2019

Do I Need an Emergency Fund and a Rainy Day Fund?

Why have a rainy day fund?

Say your washing machine decides to suddenly quit on you and needs replacing. You’re now looking at an extra expense that can run anywhere from $350-$850 (or more). Where are you going to get that kind of money in a pinch?

According to a Federal Reserve Board report, if you’re Read More

18 12, 2018

6 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s and How to Fix Them

Have the irresponsible decisions you’ve made while in your 20s left you with piles of debt and other repercussions?

Lucky for you, there’s hope!

Here are six of the most common mistakes people make while in their 20s and how to fix them:

The mistake: Racking up credit card debt. When all of life’s pleasures are Read More