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How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

January 9, 2013 - Anna O - 0 comments

Thinking about spring weather and outdoor activities I’d like to partake in, I have been considering purchasing or adopting a dog. Dogs make wonderful companions and tend to make people more active.   However, when considering the pros and cons of having a pet, I cannot... Continue reading »

Avoid a Holiday Spending “Hangover”

November 28, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

In preparation for the holiday season, it’s very easy to overspend on holiday gifts, decorations and holiday dinners. I’ve compiled a few easy-to-follow tips that may help you avoid a holiday spending hangover (that terrible feeling you get after realizing you’ve spent more... Continue reading »

3 Things You Might Be Doing Now that Could Sabotage Your Retirement Security Later

November 13, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

Building retirement security while you are young is an ideal situation, but sometimes there are roadblocks disguised as frivolous spending. Read on and find out if you are doing something that may be preventing you from contributing (or contributing more) to your retirement... Continue reading »

Online Reviews: Buyer Beware

November 1, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

A common practice (or at least it should be) before making a purchase either online or in-store is to research the product. Reading the opinions of previous purchasers of the product you are considering should offer you some insight as to whether it is in fact what you are... Continue reading »

Approaching a Milestone Age? Remember to Adjust Your Financial Plan

October 8, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

At 25, I narrowly avoided an aging meltdown that my friends and I dubbed the “Quarter Century Crisis,” thanks in part to advanced planning and attaining the financial goals I set for myself: begin paying student loans, avoiding credit card debt, putting aside money for grad... Continue reading »

How Much Money Do You Eat?

September 20, 2012 - Alisha M. - 0 comments

I eat a lot of money. Not literally, of course, but between groceries and eating out, a significant portion of my income goes to food. In an effort to save money, I have stopped eating out so much, but I can’t stop buying groceries. And I won’t stop buying healthy foods,... Continue reading »

Money Saving Tips to Help You Plan Your Wedding

August 23, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

Preparing to take that walk down the aisle can be a very stressful time. Add the fact that you are actively saving for retirement and trying to reach other financial goals, and you may be tempted to hire someone else to deal with it. But before you start cold-calling expensive... Continue reading »

Save vs. Spend: What’s Your Philosophy?

August 10, 2012 - Alisha M. - 0 comments

Every time I visit my parents, I’m reminded that we don’t have much in common, including the way we think about money.   My parents have lived in rural Pennsylvania all their lives. Married right out of high school, they had three children before age 28. My dad worked for... Continue reading »