• Going Organic on a Budget
    Going organic is a great way to improve your personal health and the health of the environment. Fortunately, it does not have to mean spending big. Here’s how to go organic on a budget. Prioritize your purchases  If you’re on a […]
  • Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe from Fraud
    Smartphones are the millennial’s answer to the disorganized life. You can buy anything with just a few swipes, schedule appointments and store your photos in this one, convenient spot. Unfortunately, all of that convenience comes at a price: Your mobile […]
  • All You need to Know About Credit Card Fraud
    With the advent of online commerce, credit and debit card fraud has exploded. Unfortunately, credit card fraud can go unnoticed until it causes serious damage. Here, we’ve outlined what you need to know, how to protect yourself, and what to […]
  • Travel Hacks 1 of 12: 5 Ways to Save on Airfare
    Planning a trip overseas? Airfare will probably be your largest vacation expense. Fortunately, there are many ways to save on airfare to leave you with more to spend while at your destination. Here’s a list of five ways to save […]
  • The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide
    The holidays are in the rearview, but if you’ve gone over budget with your spending, it’s time to deal with the aftermath, which is coming head-on. Here’s how you can get your budget back on track for the new year. […]
  • Step 12 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Review and Tweak
    Congratulations! You’ve reached the 12th and final step of the 12 steps to financial wellness. Here, we’ll review the previous steps and adjust this part of your financial health plan as necessary.  Step 1: Track your spending Are you regularly […]
  • Last Minute Holiday Hacks
    The holidays are nipping at your heels and there’s still a lot to do! It probably seems like your stress levels keep rising while the money in your wallet keeps dwindling. It doesn’t have to be this way. With a […]
  • How Can I Save on Holiday Shopping?
    Q: The holidays always have me worried about money. With inflation soaring, I’m more stressed than ever. How can I save on my holiday shopping this year? A: If you’re worried about making it through the holiday shopping season in the midst […]
  • How to Budget in Times of Inflation
    Sticking to a budget during times of inflation is challenging – but not impossible. Here are five ways to help make it happen: 1.      Plan your grocery purchases First, shop your pantry and fridge before hitting the store. You may […]
  • Step 10 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Plan for Retirement
    It’s never too early – or too late – to plan for retirement. However, the more time you allow for your savings to grow, the bigger the nest egg you’ll have when it’s time to cash in.  Here’s how to […]
  • How Can I Help My Elderly Parents Manage their Finances?
    Q: My parents are aging, and I believe they can use help in managing their everyday expenses, and may eventually need a proxy. How can I best help my parents with their finances? A: Your parents are fortunate to have a child […]
  • Don’t Fall for Auto Warranty Scams
    Auto warranty scams can lead to financial pain, or even disaster, for an unwary consumer. Here’s what to know about these scams and how to stay safe.  How the scams play out In an auto warranty scam, a scammer reaches […]
  • 6 Ways to Pay Less at the Pump
    With gas prices still rising nationwide, the pain at the pump is real. There isn’t much you can do about the price of gasoline, but there are ways you can pay less at the pump. Here are six ways to […]
  • Financial Lessons You Can Learn from Fantasy Football
    With summer winding down and autumn creeping in, are you ready for some fantasy football? Drafting the best team and guiding them toward the championship takes knowledge, dedication, skill and talent. But fantasy football is much more than just a […]
  • Step 8 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness – Know When and How to Indulge
    Living a life of financial wellness means being happy with a lifestyle that’s within your means, but doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re lacking. At the same time, financial wellness means money choices are governed by discipline and not by […]
  • Cash, Credit or Debit – How Should I Pay?
    Q: When paying for my everyday and occasional purchases, should I be using cash, credit, or debit? A: Some purchases should be paid for with cash, some with a credit card and others with a debit card. Let’s take a closer look […]
  • Back-to-School Shopping Hacks
    It’s back-to-school season, but that doesn’t mean you need to break your budget. Here’s six back-to-school shopping hacks to get you started. 1.      Take inventory Don’t set foot in a single store without first checking to see what you have […]
  • Should I keep Cash at Home?
    Q: I’m seeing posts on social media about keeping cash at home during rapid inflation. Is this a good practice? A: Keeping large amounts of cash in envelopes, kitchen drawers or stuffed under the mattress is not recommended during times of high […]
  • 12 Steps to Financial Wellness Step 7: How to Pay Yourself First
    “Pay yourself first” is a catchphrase that refers to prioritizing your personal savings above other expenses. To achieve it, savings should be a fixed line on your budget that happens every month without fail.  Here’s how to pay yourself first. […]
  • 4 Ways to Stay Financially Fit this Summer
    Ahh… summer! The season of flip-flops and sunscreen, of lemonade and baseball. What’s not to love? Unfortunately, summer can also be the season of overspending for some of us. When the sun is blazing across a cloudless sky and the […]
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