Make a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks!

It's almost a new year and an opportunity for new beginnings. Are you ready for a powerful New Year’s resolution? Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life. They can affect your entire wellbeing – from stress levels, to physical and mental health . The...

Your Student Debt: What Now?

COVID-era relief extensions are in the news and getting prepared with the best options to handle your student loan debt will help reduce stress. As of this writing, the federal administration has extended the pause of federal student loan repayment, interest and collections to May 1, 2022. Borrowers have been allotted...

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...

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...

7 Tips to Get Smart About Credit

You have a great opportunity to assess your financial situation and make a plan to move forward. If you are dealing with credit and debt, you aren’t alone. The average American household has an average balance of about $6,600 in credit card debt, and that’s not taking into account home, auto, and student loans....

How Did You Learn About Money?

As a kid, how did you learn about money? For some people, the topic never came up. Handling bills, income, expense and unanticipated challenges were largely invisible and handled by the adults with little or no transparency. While some families talked openly about money, chances are you were in the majority who received...

Back to School – 6 Tips When it Comes to Kids and Money

When we think of back to school, we think of what our kids will learn to set themselves up for success as adults. Among these is understanding finances and saving money. As parents decide when to start teaching kids about money, sooner is better than later. Kids can learn a lot watching their parents. What they see...

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