Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

Traveling over the holidays can be wonderful, especially if you don’t experience any bad weather or travel delays. Experts say it can even be wonderful for your wallet, if you’re willing to be flexible. Here are a few tips to help you get the best travel deals this...

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

November 23, 2018 Keeping your finances safe as you shop and spend this busy holiday season is important to us. Here are a few tips for spending safety during this busy spending season.   Details Really Do Matter Fortify your wallet with two forms of plastic payment...

10 Tips to Organize and Unclutter Paper from Your Life

September 11, 2018 Do you ever feel like you are drowning in paper? Your dining room table is covered, your hand bag is filled with receipts, or your credenza is swimming with old Christmas cards. Whatever the source may be, paper clutter is one mess of a problem. If...

Compare the Costs: Buying a New Car vs. a Used Car

While buying new cars is enticing, you should take a cold, hard look at how much you could save over time by buying used cars instead. The average person owns 13 cars in a lifetime, each costing an average of $30,000, according to a report by the National Automobile...

How Large of a 401(k) Balance Do You Really Need

Recently, I read an article that questioned how some people could build million dollar plus 401(k) balances. Someone might need a $1 million plus balance depending upon assumptions about lifespan and budgets. However, I don’t believe that everyone needs to make the...

How to Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt

How to Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt So, can you buy your dream house if you have student loan debt? The common wisdom is bleak: student loans are preventing borrowers everywhere from living The American Dream. It doesn't have to be that way, however....

Your Mobile Identity & It’s Worth

Your Mobile Identity & It’s Worth A few decades ago identity theft emerged as a headline news-making crime. At that time, law enforcement agencies struggled with how to find a criminal who used someone else’s identity, and then with how to charge someone with the...

Financial Mistakes at Any Age

Financial Mistakes at Any Age There’s a saying that with age comes wisdom, but this may not always be true in the financial world. As we move through different life stages, there are new opportunities – and potential pitfalls – around every corner. Let’s take a look...

Teaching Our Youth the Value of a Dollar: Ask Why, Before You Buy

Teaching Our Youth the Value of a Dollar Ask Why, Before You Buy   Taking your children to the grocery store, let alone the toy store or department store is never a parent’s favorite task. So many new, attractive things to see and touch…and buy! If you ask any parent,...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a House

This is the full version of the article featured on our Newsletter, from Today.com, published on May. 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM - by Lia Wiedemann Buying a house can be confusing, overwhelming and expensive by the time buyers get the keys, but putting rent payments toward a...