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

Why calculate your net worth?

Many of us don’t know if we’re on track to reach our financial goals. Are we saving enough for retirement or falling short? Will there be enough money for the children’s college education? A net worth statement can help you… Read More

FAFSA filing tips you can use now

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

4 ways to rule your 52-week challenge

Looking for an easy way to save $1,378 a year? Take the 52-Week Challenge! This popular challenge is an incremental savings plan that encourages you to save a little cash each week. Over the course of the year, those small… 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

Make, 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; toys, household items or electronics. If you’re ready to… Read More

Striking a balance: Working teens and money

A teen’s first paycheck is a rite of passage on the way to adulthood. Learning to manage their money is also part of the journey. Here are some ways to empower your teen to make good financial decisions, and strike… Read More

Be a better money manager

Creating a budget is an easy way to wrap your arms around your finances. It’s the first step toward becoming a better money manager. Whether you want to avoid late fees and higher interest rates or if you simply want… Read More