Help Set Your Children Up for Financial Success

Help Set Your Children Up for Financial Success

While my husband and I are both gainfully employed, my little girl will never have a trust fund. She will not be getting a brand new car for her 16th birthday. She will, eventually, need to get a part-time job to help pay for college. My husband and I have a plan to raise a [...]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

It is embarrassing to admit, but for years I was terrified of banks. There is actually a technical term for this phobia. I didn’t know the rules for banking; I was uneducated about products and how they worked; and I was terrified that those with access to my finances would judge me. I’ve since found [...]

I’m Thrifty and I Know It

I’m Thrifty and I Know It

I am proud to proclaim that I am a thrifty individual.  I am not embarrassed to say that my family is on a tight budget.  We have some lofty goals and dreams and we will achieve them.  For us, that means clipping coupons, looking for deals, buying some generic goods, and making informed financial decisions [...]

Make Your Money Work for You…Automatically

Make Your Money Work for You…Automatically

It is America Saves Week, and despite common opinion, this is not an oxymoron. Americans can and do save. In fact, we have a complex, advanced financial system that allows most of those who participate in it the opportunity to program savings directly into our budgets. The American Dream is indeed alive and well. Younger [...]

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