Make it a Happy Holiday Budget

Conversations continue about rising prices and potential product shortages during the holidays, which might put a dent in your holiday budget. Does more money increase the merriment? Affirm research shows that 48% of 2,000 surveyed consumers intend to spend more money on the 2021 holidays due to COVID-19’s impact on...

5 Ways to be Part of Giving Tuesday

Another holiday season has arrived, and so has your chance to be part of Giving Tuesday.

The day of service has grown in popularity worldwide since it began in 2012. 

Even as we navigate through the ongoing challenges of COVID, we can take comfort in that the mission of Giving Tuesday has stayed consistent: it is a day set aside to encourage people to do good. 

Seven Steps to Financially Prepare Yourself for the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, now is the perfect time to review your money management practices and work towards a debt-free holiday. Here are seven quick tips that will help you financially prepare for the holidays, budget and tame your use of credit, when it comes to gift-giving, entertaining and more! First...

What’s Your Plan in the Face of Inflation and Shortages?

It could be a bumpy ride in the months ahead when it comes to your purchasing power. Many of the people we speak with have been looking for ways to cope with upward pressure on prices, supply-chain bottlenecks and shortages resulting from the ongoing pandemic. Anticipated shortages of items ranging from household...

Know Your Options: Working Through the Financial Impact of Disasters

Whether facing an unexpected natural disaster, or the continued challenges of ongoing national emergencies, you can never be too prepared for the financial impact to you and your household. Sometimes having a game plan can reduce stress, even when faced with unexpected emergencies. Here are suggestions to manage the...

Here’s Your Opportunity to Change the Way You Handle Money

The COVID crisis changed many things - and the hope is that the lessons learned will help us move forward as best we can. One of the biggest lessons learned is that safety, health and well-being are the priorities that matter most. How we handle our money is also a key lesson coming out of the last year or so.  From...

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