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Be My Guest: Cutting the Big Stuff in Your Budget

May 26, 2015 - Christie C - 0 comments

A lot of financial advice you see these days pertains to what some people call “the latte factor.” The idea is that if you cut back on the little things you can live without — a daily $4 latte is the usual example — you can save a surprising amount of money without feeling too... Continue reading »

When Does an IRA Make Sense?

May 4, 2015 - Laura - 0 comments

Many workers have a retirement savings account through their employer’s 401 or 457 plan. But does it make sense to also have an IRA? If so, when should you start saving in one? And, which one is the right one for you?   You can contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if... Continue reading »

Bye Bye, Cable

April 13, 2015 - Christen - 0 comments

At the beginning of the year, my husband and I decided that we wanted to make a few changes. The biggest change is one that will save us over $200 each month: getting rid of cable.   I have to admit, at first it was a little scary to think about going without the hundreds... Continue reading »

Financial Lessons for My Younger Self … and Others Like Me

March 30, 2015 - Randy W. - 0 comments

Self-reflection is a powerful thing. I sometimes reminisce on my early years with bemusement, particularly with regard to my financial decisions. I certainly don’t know it all now, but I have learned a hard lesson or two over the years. If I could go back in time, here is some... Continue reading »

The Perils of “Mall Walking”

March 23, 2015 - Christie C - 0 comments

For those of us who don’t live where there are mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures, it can be tough to stick to fitness-related New Year’s resolutions during the grueling winter months — especially times like now, when snow and ice has pelted the East Coast, and all the... 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 »

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 »