Category: Guest Blogs

Our Favorite Financial Life Hacks

[ 0 ] May 29, 2018 |
Our Favorite Financial Life Hacks

The journey to financial wellness is one filled with all sorts of new discoveries. Once you commit to turning your financial life around, you’ll discover more about yourself, such as your true needs and wants. You’ll also figure out some interesting and simple cost saving strategies—or life hacks—that you can carry with you for life. […]

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Financial Literacy for Kids

[ 2 ] May 15, 2018 |
Financial Literacy for Kids

As part of our Financial Literacy Month blog series, and in celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day, we’re talking about ways to educate children about finances. Remember, it’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the […]

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Stress and Spending

[ 0 ] March 30, 2018 |
Stress and Spending

As we move deeper into 2018, the magic of the holiday may have worn off, and many of our New Year’s resolutions are becoming faded memories. The pace of our working lives becoming more and more accelerated, stress can start to take its toll on us emotionally. HOW STRESS IMPACTS SPENDING According to a joint study […]

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Become Financially Fit in 2018

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018 |
Become Financially Fit in 2018

Now that the Christmas season is behind us, the focus turns to 2018 resolutions. While many of us vow to eat better and get on the treadmill to improve our physical health, have you thought about your financial health in the New Year? Consider some statistics: A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study found that seven out […]

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What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2017

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017 |
What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2017

COURTNEY JESPERSEN It’s the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers. With huge sales and steep savings at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for buying just about anything. But it won’t be all discounts and […]

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Overspending has become as American as Apple Pie (But it doesn’t need to be!)

[ 0 ] August 17, 2017 |
Overspending has become as American as Apple Pie (But it doesn’t need to be!)

If you overspend, you are not alone: the average American spends $1.33 for every $1 earned. Our spending habits have become so routine that we often forget the ways we are spending money on unnecessary things. Here are some tips to break bad habits, and set you up to achieve financial success. 1. Automate your […]

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What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017 |
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

COURTNEY JESPERSEN   The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $687.72 each on back-to-school […]

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