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

It Pays to Start Saving Now – Compound Interest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIAM_OOlXh0 In case you haven’t heard, compound interest is the best.  You may remember it as an equation you had to memorize for math class, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the concept that powers all sorts of savings and investment products and, over time, allows you to turn your money into, well, … Continue reading It Pays to Start Saving Now – Compound Interest

10 Life Hacks to Help You Free Up Money

Are you looking for ways you can cut down on expenses and put a little extra money aside? Maybe you’re looking to budget more efficiently, fund that big vacation or save for retirement. This post is dedicated to little tricks to keep more of your money in your pocket. You can have a little fun … Continue reading 10 Life Hacks to Help You Free Up Money

Tips for Post-Graduate Life

The day has finally come - College Graduation! You’ve walked across the stage, you have your diploma in hand and you spent several hours fidgeting in your seat at your graduation ceremony. You’ve earned this. It’s YOUR college degree. Now, it’s time to prepare for life after college. Are you ready? Below are several tips I … Continue reading Tips for Post-Graduate Life

Budgeting Basics

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions, only to abandon them a couple of weeks later. It’s easy … Continue reading Budgeting Basics

Tax Refund Tips

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Tax Season is here! Alright, it's time to fast forward to the fun stuff - your tax refund. How are you going to spend your tax refund this year? Are you planning to save it or are you going on a shopping spree? Before you make a decision, check out … Continue reading Tax Refund Tips

5 Identity Theft Jackpots (and How You Can Safeguard Against Them)

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 5 Identity Theft Jackpots (and How You Can Safeguard Against Them)

Choosing Your Financial Institution

What was the very first financial choice you ever made? Think about it: it likely took place before your first job, even as far back as when your annual income consisted of Tooth Fairy money and lucky pennies. The very first financial decision you ever made is also one of the most important choices—it’s where … Continue reading Choosing Your Financial Institution