How To Boost Your Credit Score In 3 Easy Steps

Building your credit can make life easier, giving you a better chance of qualifying for loans or credit cards when you need them. You also might get lower interest rates, better car insurance rates and a chance to skip utility deposits. Let’s say your score is 610, in the range typically considered “bad credit.” If you could reach … Continue reading How To Boost Your Credit Score In 3 Easy Steps

Winterizing Your Vehicle

Fall is officially here, and the cooler weather is slowly making it's appearance here in Iowa. Even though it's tough to think about, now is the perfect time to start prepping your vehicle for those harsh winter months. Cold temperatures, dirt, and road-salt residue can all cause problems. However, there are some simple checks and … Continue reading Winterizing Your Vehicle

9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

According to ABC News, consumer counseling agencies see a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking financial help in the first few months following Christmas. Most of those people come because of the holiday bills that haunt them. However, if you don't want to be "haunted," Christmas shopping on a budget can help. For … Continue reading 9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

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

11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

Thanksgiving can be a very stressful time. Your home has to be spotless, the food has to be better than delicious, and there can be no family feuds...;) Quit doing the following things to make your Thanksgiving dinner go as smooth as possible: You baste your turkey. Basting is a very common tradition, but basting … Continue reading 11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it's always good to review safety tips for your children and friends. These 9 tips we discovered will help make sure your loved ones return safely home after a long night of trick-or-treating. Halloween is an already scary night, and it can be even more scary if children aren't being … Continue reading 9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween

17 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Once the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves start to change colors, you're finally in the best season of the year (and luckily the best holiday ever happens in the middle of it)! WELCOME TO FALL! It's the greatest because there are tons of activities you can do as a family for little … Continue reading 17 Fun Fall Activities for Families

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