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

Valuable Tips on How to Save Money While in College

Many students are feeling the hurtful pinch of rising tuition costs and living expenses while in college. However, the great news is that you don’t have to be a starving homeless student. There are a ton of ways to save money and keep more of your hard earned cash instead of spending it, and we … Continue reading Valuable Tips on How to Save Money While in College

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

How to Save Money on Gas this Summer

Summer is right around the corner....finally! However, gas prices are continuing to creep up across parts of the county, with many spots breaking the $3 line again.  As we start to shift into summer travel season, it’s a good time to revisit some potential ways you can ease up the pain at the pump this … Continue reading How to Save Money on Gas this Summer

52 Week Money Challenge

Saving money is tough....especially when you are in your teens and 20's! We're counting every penny and it's really hard not to spend it, let alone save it! That is why this 52-week challenge is a great source for young adults or those who need a little push to start saving. It's time to test your ability to commit … Continue reading 52 Week Money Challenge

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

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start. 1. Get on budget Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax income and subtracting fixed monthly expenses. Then … Continue reading 5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year