3 Tips for Making the Right Decision with Store Credit Cards

I love receiving those emails from stores that say that if I use their credit card that I’ll get double points or better yet that I’ll get something for FREE, there’s no better feeling than getting rewarded. What I don’t remember while I’m getting blinded by perks is that while I am getting some rewards, … Continue reading 3 Tips for Making the Right Decision with Store Credit Cards

5 Tips for Safeguarding Your Account During the Holiday Shopping Season

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season upon us, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 tips for to help to keep you safe in stores and online this holiday season. The holiday shopping season is one of the most attractive times of the year for criminals and … Continue reading 5 Tips for Safeguarding Your Account During the Holiday Shopping Season

5 Ways To Make Your Holiday Shopping Less Traumatic

Ya’ll.  Holiday shopping is both my favorite thing and maybe the most stressful part of my entire year.  I don’t care how prepped you are, it takes an emotional toll.  The financial hit.  Finding the perfect gift for the people you love. And please, let’s not discuss wrapping all that nonsense.  And I know your … Continue reading 5 Ways To Make Your Holiday Shopping Less Traumatic

Long-term saving is your friend.

Between juggling my family's daily needs, budgeting for our normal monthly bills, and the pressure of building up our everyday savings account, the thought of long-term saving is overwhelming. My husband is a risk-taker. He’s comfortable with investing and sees the advantages of long-term saving. I, on the other hand, am not. I want my money in … Continue reading Long-term saving is your friend.

Less than great expectations.

Recently a coworker sent me a study which stated that one in three U.S. adults find their financial situation is worse than they expected it to be.  This isn’t surprising to me in the least.  I’m currently in that all too common phase of life people face in their 30s: two kids, mortgage, car payments, … Continue reading Less than great expectations.