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From saving for the little things to the big dreams, we've got articles to help.

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 »

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 »

Preparing Your Nest (and Nest Egg) for a New Baby

October 18, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

As more of my friends, neighbors, and colleagues are anticipating the arrival of their child, I’ve noticed an element that is missing from our conversations of decorating the nursery, picking out a safe car seat, and choosing a baby shower theme — the bundle of expenses that... Continue reading »

Paying Off My Car Loan and Enhancing My Finances

October 7, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

In a few months I will reach what I consider to be a very important milestone: I will no longer be paying a monthly car note. For many people, paying off a car loan means that it’s time to take out a new loan to purchase another car (or lease one), but for me (and probably... Continue reading »

Could You Live Below Your Means for 30 Days?

September 9, 2013 - Christen - 0 comments

Living below your means can help you spend less money and save more of it. It is a method of planning that can help you save money for a rainy day, month, or year. Below are five ideas to help you live below your means for the next 30 days.    No upsizing When you go to a... Continue reading »