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While Planning for Retirement, Consider Paying Off Your Mortgage, Too

March 24, 2014 - Christen - 0 comments

If you’re actively planning for retirement, there are a few checkpoints you’ve likely reached: actively participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, building a sufficient emergency fund, and keeping your hands out of the retirement fund cookie jar, in other words... Continue reading »

My “Fun” Fund

March 11, 2014 - Christen - 0 comments

Saving money for a rainy day, month, or year, while necessary, can sometimes get boring. So I’ve decided to combat the feeling of automatically feeding my “piggy bank” with no real goal in mind by saving a certain amount of money separately for a specific purpose this year. In... Continue reading »

Should You Buy a New Car or a Used One?

February 18, 2014 - Christen - 0 comments

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you will have to make an initial decision: do you buy a new or used one?   There is a lot of work involved in the car-buying process —  from test drives, to reviewing the vehicle history report, to negotiation, and finally, signing... Continue reading »

Family Jewels: Financial Prudence You Can Pass Down

January 23, 2014 - Brandon - 0 comments

I was talking to a friend the other day, and we were both laughing about how quickly time flies. We went to high school together, and over the years the conversations have changed. We used to talk about basketball cards, and comic books. Now the topics are mortgages and... Continue reading »

How Much is that Doggy in the Window? Part Two

January 7, 2014 - Anna O - 1 comment

About a year ago I shared with you that I was considering pet ownership in my article “How Much is that Doggy in the Window?” I am happy to report that last August I purchased an adorable puppy named Dolly.   And, although I had crunched the numbers beforehand, I was... Continue reading »

How I Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

December 20, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

With a third of consumers vowing to scale back on holiday spending this year, it’s no wonder that retailers are trying their hardest to evoke the spirit of shopping — and increase consumer spending — as early and often as possible. If you are planning to trim holiday expenses... Continue reading »

Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

December 5, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Keeping your finances on track can seem like a tedious task, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself, particularly since there are so many ways for the bad guys to get hold of your account information and potentially ruin your credit. Credit card... Continue reading »

What Would You Give Up?

October 31, 2013 - Laura - 0 comments

For many people, the question “What would you give up?” is a tough one to answer, but what if someone asked you more specifically, “What small thing could you give up on a routine basis in order to save for something big, like retirement”? What would your answer be?   For... Continue reading »