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Category Archives: Tips For Managing Finances

Six Ways to Get Your Personal Finances in Tip-Top Shape for the New Year

It’s finally a new year! 2020 was undoubtedly a different/challenging year for many, with the coronavirus pandemic impacting many people in different ways. The new year is an excellent opportunity to get your personal finances into shape and take a look at your money management goals. We’re here to help you reach those goals, whether… (read more)

Five Tips On How To Cut The Stress Out Of Your Holiday Season Shopping

While the holiday season can be a magical time of year, it usually comes with a plethora of additional expenses during the last two months of the year. Whether it’s gifts, food, decorations, the perfect outfit for that holiday party, or airfare to visit family – there’s no denying the holidays can put a dent… (read more)

Considering Retiring Early Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Guest blogger Nichole Coyle, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, talks about the different options you have if you are retiring early due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether you were laid off, furloughed, owned a business, your company downsized or shut down, or you decided it wasn’t worth risking your health, millions of Americans have had significant changes… (read more)

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During The Upcoming Holiday Season With These 8 Tips

As the holiday season approaches, it’s a good idea to be on high alert for any fraudulent attacks and phishing attempts. Being scammed isn’t fun. And when fraud is committed, it can wreak havoc on your life and personal finances, especially when credit cards are involved. If you fall victim to identity theft, you are not alone, and help is available… (read more)

Different Student Loan Options & How They Affect Your Credit Score

Today, guest blogger Nichole Coyle, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, discusses different student loan options and how they can affect your credit score. If you plan on going to college, make sure to research the type of student loans that are available, which might work best for you, and how they affect your credit score.  The three most… (read more)

Hey Parents, Stop Rewarding Your Children for Good Grades with just Money: Add These Four Things to the Mix

Your child spends an average of 180 days in school during the academic year. It’s super easy to reward your child(ren) for getting good grades and their academic success. Rewarding your children for their academic success can boost their self-confidence and morale. The most common way parents reward their children is with money. Reward Your… (read more)

Understanding Credit Card Do’s and Don’ts: How to Build Your Credit

Healthy credit history is an important part of significant milestones in life. You’ll need good credit to qualify for mortgages, auto loans, and sometimes even a new job. Plus, when you use your credit wisely, it can help save you money, secure better interest rates and more. If you’re just starting out with a credit… (read more)

High Interest Balances Got You Down? Learn How to Manage Credit Card Debt.

Almost 50% of Americans are carrying credit card balances, and nearly ¼ have incurred additional credit card debt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting rid of card debt may seem overwhelming, but we’ve got a five-step plan to help.

Five Tips to Reduce College Costs: What Parents of Future Students Should Know

 

 

How to Involve Your Teens in Financial Planning and Money: What You Should Be Talking About

Last week guest blogger Nichole Coyle shared some ideas on how to help your younger children (age 3-12) understand money, financial responsibility, savings, and more. This week, she’s sharing some ideas on how teaching your teen about money can help them succeed as they become an adult. If you read last week’s blog post, you… (read more)

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