Ways my Stimulus Check can Work for Me

Only you know what is best for you to spend your stimulus check on. Some people have options on what they can do with all or some of the money. Whether you have the ability to set this money aside or need the money to help you get through, just know you have options. Here … Continue reading Ways my Stimulus Check can Work for Me

Five Myths About Wills and Probate

Most of us don't know a lot about the law of wills, trusts, or probate--after all, they're topics none of us really want to deal with. But we should all know the basics, and we should know enough to recognize common myths when we run across them. Here are a few misconceptions that keep coming … Continue reading Five Myths About Wills and Probate

What is Overdraft Protection and Why is it Important?

Let’s face it — anyone can make an honest mistake. We may forget to make a deposit or forget that we paid for a bill ahead of time. There are several reasons why account holders may make a miscalculation or minor budget oversight — even for the most financially savvy among us. Thanks to the … Continue reading What is Overdraft Protection and Why is it Important?

Summer Spending: 4 Cash-Burning Mistakes to Avoid this Season

Summer is a time for family fun and outdoor activities, but also one of increased spending. According to consumer credit reporting agency Experian, consumers surveyed spent an average of $2,275 per person on vacations in 2016, with $1,308 of that amount on credit card spending. Fortunately, there’s a way to maximize summer fun while minimizing … Continue reading Summer Spending: 4 Cash-Burning Mistakes to Avoid this Season

How to Have a Fun Summer on a Hot Dog Budget

Summer is here. Your kids are finally free from school and they’re eager to make the most of it. But how can you make the most of it without breaking the bank? Fortunately, we’ve got some tips that’ll help you create those summertime fun memories without building up excessive debt. Use the summertime months to … Continue reading How to Have a Fun Summer on a Hot Dog Budget

How to get rid of PMI (aka Private Mortgage Insurance)

My husband and I bought our home in 2016 with a down payment of less than 20%. So, our lender required us to buy Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). The same goes if you refinance your home with less than 20% equity. Since buying our home, our home’s value has risen, so now we are looking … Continue reading How to get rid of PMI (aka Private Mortgage Insurance)

Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Credit Score

How you manage your credit can either set you up for financial success or leave you battling debt for many years. Establishing positive credit can open many doors – from renting an apartment to getting a car loan to buying a home. It’s never too late to develop a strategic plan for managing your credit. Your future self will thank you.

Your February Money To-Do List

Welcome to February, where cold winter weather makes it the perfect time to stay indoors. I don’t know about you, but I’m going stir crazy. Thoughts have been swirling around in my mind about all of the things I want to accomplish around the house as well as the projects that I could/should already be … Continue reading Your February Money To-Do List

Thrifty Living: Couponing 101

The average American family of 4 (two adults and 2 children) spends roughly $200 a week on groceries which is a lot of money that’s spent on food. I grew up in a large family of 7 so couponing was a must in my family. In 2019, my husband and I decided that we needed … Continue reading Thrifty Living: Couponing 101

Thankful for Convenience

Life isn’t perfect. If it was, we would all be doing exactly what we wanted, getting everything we wanted and money would never be an issue. Even though life isn’t perfect, holidays like Thanksgiving make me think about how grateful I should be for what we have. I’m always grateful for all the major things … Continue reading Thankful for Convenience