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11 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Whether you’re planning a road trip this summer or just want to cut down on summer traveling expenses, follow these eleven strategies to help save money any day of the week: 1. Plan ahead. Map out your routes for the most efficient trip and use of gas. Smartphone apps like

How to Get Your Finances in Order in 4 Steps

Getting out of the revolving cycle of debt may seem intimidating, but with a little guidance you can breathe easy! According to CreditCards.com, the average American adult has $4,878 in consumer debt. Not all debt is bad and managed properly can increase your credit score ultimately achieving better rates, saving

Resolve Not to Do These 6 Things in 2016

It’s tempting to get swept up in dreams of the future and look right past what we need to do today to help make them a reality. So whether you want to improve your credit score, slash your debt or finally start that emergency fund, we’ll be your supporting role

What the Federal Reserve's Decision Could Mean for You

The Fed’s decision is important if you have a credit card, a savings or retirement account, or want to buy a home or car. It would be the first rate hike in a decade and it has it’s upside and downside, but it wouldn’t be a game changer over night.  Here

Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

by Tara Frazier It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these simple baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household objects. Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door stoppers. Cut a 6-inch

July Financial Checklist

1. Check in on your credit score Your credit score determines the interest rates for your mortgage and other loans, so keeping tabs every once in a while is good practice. If you’ve been making all your payments on time and you notice a sudden dip in your score, this

10 Tips for Vacationing on a Budget

Ah, vacation. It’s a time to wind down and reward yourself for all your hard work. But as you know, and even might fear, a vacation can be quite pricey. Avoid putting yourself into a financial bind by following these tips: 1. Avoid peak season. It’s no secret that as

Monkey See, Monkey Do: 6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Saving

We’d be “lion” if we said saving was easy. Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money. Parents are the number one influence on their children’s financial behaviors, so it’s up to us to raise a generation of mindful