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5 Thrifty Travel Tips

October 27, 2014 - Christie C - 0 comments

Vacation season may be over for some now that school is back in session, but I recently took a cross-country trip that involved planes, trains, automobiles, and bicycles. I learned a few money-saving tips along on the way — savings I can now direct toward my retirement... Continue reading »

College Savings: A Message to New Parents

October 3, 2014 - Stacee - 0 comments

Babies are cute and cuddly. And while you are enjoying these precious moments with your new bundle, remember that now is also the best time to start planning a successful future for them.   Parents, saving for college should start at birth. Why wait to see whether or not... Continue reading »

Don’t Wash Money Down the Drain!

September 26, 2014 - LaChae - 0 comments

What is one thing that makes you happy? Many people would say, “Money, of course!” But, what happens when that happiness starts to disappear? You may ask yourself, “Where did all of my money go?!” That question usually comes to mind once you realize that you’ve spent money on... Continue reading »

Does Your Credit Card Debt Outweigh Your Rainy Day Fund? Steps to Minimize Debt and Increase Savings

September 19, 2014 - Anna O - 0 comments

Nearly a quarter of Americans admit to having more in credit card debt than in an emergency savings fund, according to Bankrate's 2013 February Financial Security Index. Are you in the one-fourth of Americans whose credit card debt outweighs your emergency savings? Often, you... Continue reading »

Early Planning May Help Prevent Excessive College Debt

September 12, 2014 - Christen - 0 comments

Today’s graduates seem to be leaving college with more than just a degree and life experiences — many are leaving with astronomical tuition debt and very few resources with which to pay them off. I recently read an article in the New York Times that discussed the levels of... Continue reading »

Just Say “No” to Upselling

September 4, 2014 - Christie C - 0 comments

I recently learned a valuable lesson: upselling tactics can derail your savings goals.   While at a fancy salon, I “agreed” to pay a small fortune for a stylist to do a few unnecessary (and unnoticeable to anyone else) things to my hair. It’s as if something in the salon’s... Continue reading »

When Less is More

August 20, 2014 - Al - 0 comments

I once worked with a mutual fund collector. She owned more than 100 mutual funds, each holding about $5,000. Her actual performance was, well, not surprisingly, average. So no major worries there. And was she well-diversified? Yes, she was.   But there is also such a thing... Continue reading »

How to Set Effective Budget Goals

July 16, 2014 - Anna O - 0 comments

As the holiday season and the new year quickly approaches, now may be a good time to reflect on your financial goals and set new ones. And having specific goals may help you save more successfully. Setting a budget is one of the first steps you can take toward achieving your... Continue reading »