Safeguarding against 5 Identity Theft Jackpots

Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. The good news is that there are tons of things you can do to deter identity thieves. … Continue reading Safeguarding against 5 Identity Theft Jackpots

Keeping Your Personal Information Safe from Fraudsters

While you may think that it’s unlikely that your identity will be stolen, the truth is – hackers and fraudsters are getting sneakier and more creative by the day.   The best way to help protect yourself:  Treat your personal information like cash – don’t hand it out to just anyone.    Your Social Security number, credit … Continue reading Keeping Your Personal Information Safe from Fraudsters

The Best Homemade Anniversary Gifts and Ideas

The best gifts are homemade and come straight from the heart. A store-bought gift can do the trick, but consider giving your significant other something more special for your anniversary. Try a custom gift this year to show your love. Homemade anniversary gifts can be gratifying to make and give, whether you write a set … Continue reading The Best Homemade Anniversary Gifts and Ideas

19 TIPS FOR SUPERB JOB INTERVIEWS

Do you want to land that open job you've been seeking? Here are 19 tips to help you execute your next interview! Research the industry and company. An interviewer might ask you what you think of the company's position in its industry, who the firm's competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how it … Continue reading 19 TIPS FOR SUPERB JOB INTERVIEWS

Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies & Shopping Lists

Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season, second only to Christmas. The Huntington Bank Backpack Index found an annual index chart that tracks the average cost of back-to-school supplies. It now costs an average of $1,000 to send a child back to school for supplies, clothes, health checkups, sports, and more! That's as much … Continue reading Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies & Shopping Lists

3 ways to prevent your summer vacation from destroying your finances

  Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. Not only is it warm out, but children are home for break and most of the time not busy with school or extracurricular activities. Vacation is a great time to forget about the real world and enjoy a few days doing whatever you want. Unfortunately, you may suffer … Continue reading 3 ways to prevent your summer vacation from destroying your finances

10 Ways for Teens to Earn Money

Summer’s here, and the time might be right for your teen to get a summer job. There are a number of ways for teens to make money, and a lot of reasons for teens to get summer jobs: A summer gig will help them develop decision-making, organizational and social skills, plus work skills that will … Continue reading 10 Ways for Teens to Earn Money

How-to-Tuesday: Landscaping on a Budget

You don't have to break the bank to redo your landscape with style. With a little more sweat and strategizing, you can pull off a landscaping project easily on a lean budget. Here are six budget friendly tips to help revamp your yard from beginning to finish. Plan Ahead Before you plant a single seed … Continue reading How-to-Tuesday: Landscaping on a Budget