Teachable Moments: Money Edition

May 04, 2016
If you are the parent of a young child, you probably spend a lot of time reading with her. After all, literacy is important. But what about financial literacy? To help your child grow into a financially-independent adult, help her cultivate solid money management skills.
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10 Great Ways to Spend an Income Tax Refund

Mar 31, 2016
Expecting a substantial income tax refund this year? If so, you are in the majority - over 70 percent of Americans get money back at the end of the tax year, with the average refund being close to $2,000. Rather than having those precious dollars being absorbed into your normal spending routine, get the most out of your cash.
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Making Sense of the Three Major Credit Bureaus

Mar 31, 2016
You’ve probably heard of the Big 3 credit reporting bureaus -- Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – but you may wonder why it is that one person’s credit score can vary among these three. Here are some tips on understanding your credit score.
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Managing Student Debt

Mar 31, 2016
The cost of college has gone up and the amount of money that many students have borrowed to complete their degree programs has also increased. While repaying those loans can seem daunting, it is possible. Here are some helpful tips to help manage student loan debt.
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Keeping the Peace: Restoring Financial Harmony

Feb 12, 2016
Money. It's one of the top three causes of conflict in relationships. Whether husbands and wives, parents and their children, friends or business partners, it's a subject that can drive a debilitating wedge between two people who otherwise are perfectly in tune with each other. To keep the peace in your relationship, follow the three Cs of financial harmony.
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Declutter and Save

Jan 20, 2016
What is the current state of your closets? Are they stuffed to the brim with clothes, shoes, suitcases, cleaning supplies, your high school chemistry textbook? If your house is filled with clutter, you probably know you won’t make the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, but you may not be aware that it could be costing you money too.
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Cold, Calculated Savings: Items to Buy in Winter

Dec 17, 2015
Every December you are bombarded with suggestions for items to buy for the holidays. But what about items to buy AFTER the holidays? If you can wait a few days or weeks, you could land yourself some outrageous deals.
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How to Manage Your Money

Nov 19, 2015
It’s the time of year when dollars seem to fly away. You can get better at managing your money, though it may seem out of control. And it’s not a hard thing to do, either.
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Interest Rate Changes: How Will They Affect You?

Oct 15, 2015
Net short-term interest rates have been low for an extraordinarily long time. News stories discuss the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, which has been expected for some time.
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