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May 9, 2013 - Brandon - 0 comments

Hello, my name is Brandon, and I am a recovering shopaholic. I have had some dark days as a shopaholic. I used to purchase things, and then hide my bank statements from myself. I would choose clothes over food. I would choose shoes over food, as well. I could justify any... Continue reading »

Teaching Financial Literacy to Young People

April 1, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Years ago, someone sent me a copy of a newly published book that teaches teenagers the importance of money. As a young adult, I found the information easy to understand and a good reminder of the basics of how to save money for the future.   I thought the book would be an... Continue reading »

Four Things We’re Doing Right!

March 20, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

I recently wrote an article titled “3 Things You Might Be Doing Now that Could Sabotage Your Retirement Security Later,” and as I read it again, four things that myself and some of my friends are doing that will benefit our retirement security and overall finances in the... Continue reading »

A College Student’s Guide to Making Money This Year

March 4, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

As a college student, I usually needed money for something — whether it was a textbook, food, snacks, or the occasional off-campus outing with my friends.   Thankfully, I worked summers and was wise enough to save my money so that I could use it throughout the year. My... Continue reading »

Leaving the Nest: Get Out … and Stay Out?

February 22, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

After a recent conversation with my cousin, who is a sophomore in college, about her plans after graduation, I thought about a new normal where most college graduates that I know personally (myself included) end up moving back home for some period of time after they graduate... Continue reading »

Shopping Year-Round Can Save You Money

February 13, 2013 - Brandon - 0 comments

For me, shopping for a good sale is usually pretty easy because I know when and how to shop for what I want. When I step inside a store, I immediately go to the sale section. I rarely, if ever, purchase anything at full price.   In the past, it seemed that a good sale... Continue reading »

How to Minimize Your Chances of Identity Theft This Tax Season

February 5, 2013 - Anna O - 0 comments

Identity theft is never a good experience for the victim and it’s important to be vigilant about protecting your identity at all times, including tax season. Tax filing season is one of the times when many people can be particularly vulnerable to identity... Continue reading »

Three Small Changes That Will Help Me to Save Big in the New Year

January 28, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Each year at the end of December, I mentally take stock of the things I want to change for the coming year. I make a short list of financial and personal goals and try my hardest to stick to them. This year is no different. As I begin to think about my goals, I’ve listed a few... Continue reading »