Category Archives: Tips For Managing Finances

Shopping on Facebook & Beyond: Tips for Safe Social Media Shopping

Shopping on Facebook (and its sister platform Instagram) is on the rise. Whether it’s buying locally through the adventure that is using Facebook Marketplace or going from trend to transaction over Instagram’s “Shop on Instagram” feature, social shopping might soon be a prevalent part of our lives.   When it comes to advertising and sales,… (read more)

Student Loan Repayments Resume – What Borrowers Should Know

October is approaching – much to the delight of spooky season supporters. Young ones are gearing up for trick or treat. Film fans look forward to a month of movies featuring menacing monsters. But for college graduates with outstanding student loans, this October may feel a lot like a horror movie than in years past:… (read more)

Hidden Costs of a DIY Home Remodel

Gloves? Check. Safety goggles? Check. Hammer hanging off of your carpenter jeans? Check. You’re ready to fulfill your HGTV dreams and dive into a much-needed DIY home remodel project. You’re going DIY with this because A) it will save on the cost, and B) you’ll have fun doing it. You’ve carefully budgeted for your project,… (read more)

6 Financial Tips for Life After Graduating College

When you’re graduating college, there are a lot of financial decisions to make. Many you are quickly aware of, while some you may take some time to learn. Nichole Coyle, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is here to give you a shortcut to information that can help you be a step ahead! 1. Student Loans Most people… (read more)

Financial Literacy for Teens

“Financial Literacy for Teens” … maybe sounds intimidating? We get it – you have a lot going on. Classes and homework. Extracurriculars to be on time for. You don’t want to abandon your friends, but your family needs you too. You might have to fill up a car with a tank of gas, cover bus… (read more)

Is a Credit Union Safe: Yes! And Here’s Why…

You may have heard dire news reports of bank failures over the last few months. Understandably this domino of bank collapses might be a cause for concern when you think about your own deposits and investments. Is there any chance your financial institution might be next? What even lead to these failures? If big-name banks… (read more)

How to Be Budget Friendly During Inflationary Times

If you’ve been to a store lately, you know the cost of everything has increased. This is due to inflation, which is the rate of increase in prices over a given period. Inflation occurs when the supply of money grows too large relative to the size of an economy. When this happens, the unit value… (read more)

Planning for Tomorrow: How Share Certificates Can Help Meet Long-Term Goals

What are you saving for? A rainy day or a wedding? A new car or a dream vacation when your kids graduate? Retirement? Whatever your goals, understanding the long-term savings options available to you can help you plan better for the future. When it comes to saving money – and using that money to earn… (read more)

Five Tips to Keep You on Track for Tax Season

Filing your taxes can be, well taxing, so it’s best to be as prepared as possible before the deadline. While it is true that most money-saving options to defer income or accelerate deductions are limited after Dec. 31, there are still many steps you can take to make your tax-filing experience less expensive and easier…. (read more)

Three tips to assist you in reaching your financial goals

A few months into the new year is a great time to check how those New Year’s Resolutions are doing. Hopefully you are on your way to reaching your financial goals. You may be like many where you are either on a roll, or you have lost some motivation. That’s okay because it’s still early in… (read more)