posts category

Preparing for Your Future

If you’ve started exploring Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), you may have noticed there are a few different kinds out there. Before you open an account, it’s a good idea to learn about each to determine which is right for you. It’s always a good …

Continue reading

Why do personal finance pundits still tell us to stop spending money on lattes? Has that ever worked? Instead of wasting our time focusing on saving a few bucks here or there, I prefer to focus on the few big things that really matter and that I can control &#8212 …

Continue reading

On April 22, 2017, we will join our fellow Americans in celebrating Earth Day. This unique holiday has been celebrated across the nation since 1970. The day was designed to build awareness and appreciation for our environment and consider new ways that our society can make the earth a healthier …

Continue reading

Ever since I gave birth to twin girls, people have been asking all sorts of questions about what my life is like now. My answer? My life is hectic — very, very hectic. There’s not a lot of time for sleeping, eating or staying in touch with friends …

Continue reading

Life can be full of surprises—some good surprises, and some not so welcome ones, like when your car breaks down, the washing machine stops working, or a family member falls ill and you need to buy a last-minute airline ticket. These additional expenses can bring on unnecessary stress …

Continue reading

Military Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to review their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This Military Saves Week, try these five …

Continue reading

February 27th  – March 4th This year we are delighted to participate in the Military Saves campaign. The Military Saves campaign is a component of the nonprofit America Saves and a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, which seeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to …

Continue reading

Money can have a huge impact on relationships, so much so that it can contribute to marital discord and even divorce. If you’re married or in a long-term relationship, it’s important for you and your partner to either be on the same page financially or …

Continue reading

Do I really need life insurance? That answer, like most questions in life, depends on your own specific, personal situation. But first, let’s take a step back. Nobody likes thinking about the possibility they’re going to die prematurely and leave behind the people we love. Unfortunately …

Continue reading

When it comes to gift giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. But what happens when the oh-so-generous folks in your life just happen to have the worst imaginable taste? It’s an unfortunate fact that sometimes bad holiday gifts happen to good people …

Continue reading