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Planning for a Future Family

March 13, 2015 - Christie C - 0 comments

My husband and I have been married for about a year, and our dream is to someday have a family. Although this hasn’t happened for us just yet, we’ve received this piece of conventional wisdom from our loved ones loud and clear: Children cost money.   In preparation for... Continue reading »

Tips for College Students on Establishing Good Credit

February 27, 2015 - Christen - 0 comments

Good credit, like experience, is one of those things that you have to build, and it comes with age. Not your calendar age, per se, but the age of your credit history. As college students navigate their way into adulthood, an important thing for them to establish and maintain... Continue reading »

4 Tips for Secure Mobile Banking

February 13, 2015 - Laura - 0 comments

Convenience is a driver for those of us who use technology to conduct financial transactions. Their benefits — convenience, ease, speed, the ability to manage your finances and pay bills from any location — are all good reasons to use mobile banking. But, there are dangers... Continue reading »

A Birthday Gift That Keeps on Giving

January 23, 2015 - Christen - 0 comments

Each year before my birthday, I try to think of the gift I want to give myself to commemorate my special day. This year, instead of spending money on something that I'll likely grow tired of before the end of the year, I'm going to review the financial goals that I made on my... Continue reading »

Five Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Retirement

January 8, 2015 - Anna O - 0 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions with the goal of bettering ourselves for the year ahead. Some resolutions may sound familiar – weight loss, self-improvement, increased charitable giving – but you may be overlooking one important area to improve upon, your retirement... Continue reading »

My Holiday Mind Shift

December 23, 2014 - Christen - 0 comments

Last year, I wrote an article detailing my plan to spend less on holiday shopping. As Christmas approaches this year, I’m already thinking ahead to next year and what I can exchange so I can achieve my financial goals. While many people will fill countless hours browsing and... Continue reading »

A Personal Touch: Quality Gift-Giving Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

December 20, 2014 - Christie C - 0 comments

What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve ever received? I would be willing to bet it wasn’t something store-bought — and most likely it wasn’t a gift card, either.   You might be thinking of something made especially for you: a hand-knit shawl for your wedding day, a poem,... Continue reading »

How Financial Class Improved My Bank Account and My Relationship

November 13, 2014 - Anna O - 0 comments

My fiancé and I recently took a nine-week financial class to help us learn to save and invest more wisely as a couple. We felt it was important for us to be on the same page fiscally before entering into marriage.   The class helped each of us explore our unique saving... Continue reading »