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

Financial Tips for Fall

Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are a few ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year. 1. Winterize your home: Save energy, save cash As temperatures drop, home heating bills rise. But properly sealing and insulating a house … Continue reading Financial Tips for Fall

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

Millennials are Shaping the Banking Industry

With over 86 million people in the generation known as Millennials (born early 1980's to early 2000's), the banking industry is noticing a major shift in how people want to interact with their financial institutions. We (yes, us Millennials) are shaping the way financial institutions operate. Most of us don't think about banking on a daily basis, … Continue reading Millennials are Shaping the Banking Industry

Credit Score Breakdown

You’ve likely heard about credit scores before (thanks to all those commercials with terrible jingles), but what do you actually know about them? How long have they been around? And what’s the deal with checking them? A credit score is a number (usually between 350 and 800) that represents your creditworthiness. It’s a standardized measurement that financial institutions … Continue reading Credit Score Breakdown

Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts

Want to celebrate Valentine's Day without going into debt? Keep reading! Some of the best gifts involve sharing time, along with a little thoughtfulness. And the memories last far longer than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates. Here are a few ways to express your love on Valentine's Day. For a spouse or significant other:  … Continue reading Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Gifts

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Falling snow can be quite beautiful this time of year, however it can also wreak havoc on the roads. While no one enjoys driving in snowy or slippery conditions, there are steps you can take to help improve your safety with these winter driving tips: Preparing Your Car: Take your car to a mechanic and get … Continue reading Winter Driving Safety Tips

‘Tis the Season to Shop on a Budget

Can you believe Christmas is a little over a month away? Well if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started to think about Christmas shopping. However, now is the time to start making your list and checking it twice, because ready or not, the holidays are on their way! Check out some of these tips to survive the holiday shopping season without busting … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop on a Budget

Money Monday: A Millennial’s Guide to Investing

Your 20's are the best time to begin investing your money It’s true that millennials have a tendency to want to put their money toward anything instead of socking it away — from clothing to concerts to a night out. In fact, only 28 percent of millennials believe that long-term investing is an important path to … Continue reading Money Monday: A Millennial’s Guide to Investing