Two ways to save for college costs

If you’re planning to cover a child’s future college costs, there are two savings plans to consider: a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) or a state-sponsored 529 plan. Here are some basics to help you decide which plan may be… Read More

Rule your 52-Week Savings Challenge

Make a resolution to save more money this year with the 52-Week Challenge. You start small then put a little more in your account every week for 52 weeks — a full year. During week one, put $1 into your savings… Read More

FAFSA filing tips you can use now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step in securing college financial aid for your child. Most students are eligible for some form of financial aid. Thus, accurately completing the FAFSA is very important. Here are some tips to… Read More

Why calculate your net worth?

Are you on track to reach your financial goals? Are you saving enough for retirement or falling short? Will there be enough money for your child’s college education? A net worth statement can help you find those answers. You’ll get… Read More

Make and save money with consignment

Consignment is a great way to clean out your closets, find good shopping deals and make some extra money. Consignment shops are popular places to find men’s, women’s and kids’ clothes and toys, household items or electronics. If you’re ready… Read More

Eat well and affordably away from home

The next time you’re planning a few days away from home, don’t forget to add affordable eats to your agenda. From food apps to websites, to the local paper, there are plenty of resources to help you eat well and… Read More

Get kids off to a good start with money

If you’re a parent, you can bet your child will mirror your behavior and values, including how you manage money. As your child grows, create opportunities to make learning about money fun! Challenge her imagination Kids from pre-school to second… Read More

Learn to plan to your values

Planning for your future doesn’t just revolve around numbers and calculators. Instead, focus on what really matters most to you and plan to your values. Here’s how to get started with the life you want. Consider your values Write down… Read More