Prom on a Budget

Prom on a Budget

It’s prom season! In high school, I tried to pretend that I was not super-excited about prom…but I really was. It was an excuse to get all dressed up and go to a big party with my friends. I bought the dress, boutonnière, limo, shoes, etc. Along the way, I picked up a few money-saving [...]

It’s Electric! US Savings Bonds go “e”

It’s Electric! US Savings Bonds go “e”

Ever get a U.S. Savings Bond as a gift? Often, they are given as gifts to help you save and pay for college. Have you wondered what a savings bond is and how it works?   What is a Bond? When a company, or in this case the United States government, needs to borrow money [...]

Funding Your Business – A Beginner’s Guide

Funding Your Business – A Beginner’s Guide

So you’re starting a small business or perhaps you’ve grown a business over the last couple of years that has leveled off.  What do you do now?  How do you raise the funds you will need to launch your business or get it growing again? Let me start off by saying that I am neither [...]

It’s a Great Time to Buy Your First Home

It’s a Great Time to Buy Your First Home

Becoming a first-time home buyer is an exciting undertaking as you start to live the American dream of home ownership.  After living through the worst recession since the Great Depression, you may feel that buying a home for the first time has become a distant dream.  But that perception may not be accurate.  Right now [...]

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