5 Tips for Spring Break on a Budget

It’s spring break, not spring broke. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips.  Check your school for discounts and help Lots of colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the best deals. Plus, your school may be able […]

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means

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 indicate you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back […]

9 Ways to Break Up With Your Phone

Dearest phone,  It feels like we’ve known each other forever. You’ve been there for me through everything and I can’t imagine life without you. But this relationship has to end. I can’t do this anymore. It’s not you; it’s me. I’m not myself when I’m around you and you turn me into someone I don’t […]

Buying a Home in the Winter

Q: I’m ready to buy a new home and I’d rather not wait until spring. What do I need to know about buying a house during the winter? A: Spring and summer are, by far, the most popular seasons for house-hunting. But, that shouldn’t stop you from looking for your dream home in middle of […]

10 Restaurant Hacks to Save You Money

Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion). We Americans really like our restaurants! […]

8 Valentine’s Day Hacks

It’s time to celebrate the significant other in your life! If you’re thinking that means pricey gifts, expensive dates, and blowing an entire day’s salary on a restaurant meal, think again. There’s no need to drain your wallet while trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day. Instead, use these eight hacks for a dream Valentine’s […]

Tax Scams: Here are the “Dirty Dozen”

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season.  This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels […]

5 Scams to Watch For After the Holidays

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down.  Protect yourself from these five common scams that happen this time of year:  1.) Gift-picking  If you’re the recipient of an expensive gift, you may be targeted by thieves who are looking for a good picking. Protect yourself by keeping your gift under […]

6 Apps to Download for Black Friday

Shop with confidence this Black Friday and throughout the pre-holiday season by downloading these super-convenient shopping apps! 1.) ShopSavvy ShopSavvy helps you find the lowest price available on any gift item on your list. Use the app to scan the barcode on any product, and ShopSavvy will pull up the best local or online deal […]

Top 10 Fraud Prevention Dos and Don’ts

DO 1. DO be observant when withdrawing cash from ATMs Look for wobbly parts and malfunctioning screens as these may indicate the presence of a card skimmer. Contact your card issuer immediately if you accidentally insert a card into a suspicious ATM. 2. DO know your daily balance for checking and savings accounts Even better, […]