Tricks for Doing Halloween on a Budget

Halloween is back and bigger than ever, with 69% of Americans saying they are celebrating the end-of-October holiday. That's up from 65% in 2021, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The report also showed total spending on the holiday is expected to reach a record $10.6 billion [...]

2022-09-27T15:46:52-04:00October 6th, 2022|Categories: Budget, Saving Money, Shopping, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

5 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Buying used items can save you plenty of cash, but there are some things you should never buy used. Let’s take a look at the items that should be purchased new. If you can't afford new, we offer some advice on what to look for. Children’s Furniture Kids treat furniture different than adults. They will [...]

2022-09-15T15:48:37-04:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Budget, Saving Money, Shopping, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Financial Check-Up: Tips to Fight Inflation

Creating and maintaining a budget is one of the best ways to achieve your financial goals. However, even the most dedicated savers can find it challenging at times. That’s why it’s essential to revisit your budget and financial plan every six months. This financial check-up is your opportunity to get back on track before you [...]

2022-08-17T12:37:40-04:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Saving Money|Tags: , , , |

Is a Zero-Based Budget Right for You?

It’s no secret that a budget is one of the best ways to set yourself up for financial success. With a traditional budget, you can see how much money you have and know exactly where your money is going. Once all this information is laid out, it’s much easier to manage your monthly bills and [...]

Save Money For Your Child’s Future: Where to Start?

When should you start to save money for your child’s future? As soon as they are born. However, the extra expense of having a child may make saving difficult. But, if you put a plan in place, even a small amount each month can add up over the years. Step #1: Open Their Own Account [...]

2022-03-24T14:59:08-04:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Education, Saving Money|Tags: , , , |

Fixed vs. Chore-Based Allowance: Which Should You Choose?

Every parent knows that feeling. Your child is begging for candy at the checkout line or your teen asks for cash to go out with their friends. Do you give in or make them use their allowance money? While paying an allowance is common, it’s wise to use it as a means to teach responsible [...]

Teaching Teens About Money: The Basics

Teaching teens about money in the early years helps them prepare for any financial situation when they are eventually on their own. Many teens go through financial struggles that could have been avoided if they learned early on how to manage their money. Talk about the following topics with your teens so they can develop [...]

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Sooner

A mortgage is a long-term commitment. What if we told you there are some simple ways to maximize your loan payments, minimize the time it takes to pay off your mortgage, and save a lot of money all at the same time? Here's how to pay off your mortgage sooner. Rounding up Monthly Payments Let's [...]

2022-01-24T13:29:26-04:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Mortgages Category, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |
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