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How to Take the Heat Off Your Summer Budget

By |2019-05-22T09:50:56-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Blog|

How to Take the Heat Off Your Summer Budget Summertime brings more than sunburns and barbecues — it can also send your monthly expenses through the roof. But with a little work now, you can enjoy the hot season and avoid pinching pennies in the fall. “Ideally, one saves a little bit of money [...]

A College Education Isn’t Priceless

By |2019-04-26T13:06:13-06:00April 26th, 2019|Blog|

A College Education Isn’t Priceless College-bound high school seniors of America: You are about to embark on one of the most formative periods of your life, full of new friendships, personal growth and overcaffeinated conversations on the nature of humanity. Keep “ruinous student debt” off the list. At this point, while you’re working on [...]

How to Resist Online Ads and Keep Your Money

By |2019-04-08T11:46:24-06:00April 1st, 2019|Blog|

How to Resist Online Ads and Keep Your Money Online ads are like salespeople. Sometimes they’re helpful — and sometimes they trail you while you shop, make suggestions, “check in” on you, and all but shove you to the checkout. Those online ads “chase you around the internet,” says Neeru Paharia, associate professor of [...]

Your House Isn’t a Piggy Bank

By |2019-04-08T11:49:27-06:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

Your House Isn’t a Piggy Bank Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first. U.S. homeowners are sitting on nearly $6 trillion of home value they could tap as of May 2018, according to data provider Black Knight. [...]

Two Hearts, One Bank Account: Are You Ready?

By |2019-04-08T11:50:00-06:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|

Two Hearts, One Bank Account: Are You Ready? Valentine’s Day is a time when many couples take their relationship to the next level. For some, that means giving that special someone a key to your apartment. For others, it means sharing finances by creating a joint bank account. Whether you’re in a new relationship [...]

Your Easiest New Year’s Resolution: Make Your Savings Grow Faster

By |2019-01-04T08:10:11-06:00January 4th, 2019|Blog|

Your Easiest New Year’s Resolution: Make Your Savings Grow Faster Sticking to your new year’s resolution is often a time-consuming proposition. Want to get fit? Be ready to spend hours at the gym. Considering a side hustle? Goodbye, weekends. But if your resolution is to save more, there’s one quick way to start: Open a high-yield [...]

Holiday Shoppers, Beware of The 3 Identity Theft Risks

By |2018-12-03T07:49:01-06:00December 1st, 2018|Blog|

Holiday Shoppers, Beware of These 3 Identity Theft Risks Big sales, must-have items and a list that just seems to get longer: Holiday shopping can drain your wallet and your sanity. Don’t let the stress erode your guard against identity theft, though. All that holiday shopping can leave you more vulnerable to scams. “It’s the [...]

How to Budget for December Holidays in October

By |2018-10-01T12:20:02-06:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|

How to Budget for December Holidays in October You might have pumpkins on your porch, but it’s already time to make room for the year-end holidays in your budget. “I was at Costco the other day, and I already saw Christmas trees, [so] we need to be thinking about it right now,” says Nick Givogri, [...]

Pathways – August 2018

By |2018-09-10T07:10:01-06:00September 5th, 2018|Blog|

3 Healthy Financial Habits to Start Now Developing healthy financial habits can do wonders for helping us achieve our goals, and the earlier you start, the better! Here are three habits to start today: Write down what you spend  Budgeting is the foundation of personal finance. If you’re new to budgeting, the first step [...]