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Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Do the upcoming ho-ho-holidays have you thinking “huh-huh-humbug” when it comes to your bank account? For a multitude of reasons, many of us would like to cut down on excessive holiday spending during this season. But, that task is typically much easier said than done. That's why, we’ve compiled a budget-friendly list of ways to cut back on your holiday spending: 1. Exa

Boomerang Buyers - Bounce Back Into Homeownership Now!

Boomerang Buyers - Bounce Back Into Homeownership Now!

“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it is yours forever…” While that thought may be a bit of a deep thought for your morning cup of coffee, such is the feeling that many boomerang buyers may get when they think about reentering the real estate market. It may have been years since a boomerang buyer was thrust out of homeownership due to a short sale, f

Longing for Independence? Financial Tips for Fleeing the Nest!

Longing for Independence? Financial Tips for Fleeing the Nest!

Maybe it’s the way you no longer fit so comfortably into the twin bed that nestled you tightly throughout your childhood. Maybe it’s because you’re tired of explaining to your parents where you’ve been all night and why you’re coming in at 2 a.m. Maybe you’re simply ready to admit it… you’ve been adulting for quite some time and it’s time to r

Money Talks! Four Tips for Couples in Financial Conversations

Money Talks! Four Tips for Couples in Financial Conversations

Hopes, dreams, goals… you talk to your spouse or significant other about everything, right? So, why does it seem so difficult to get into a discussion about your finances? If one of your #relationshipgoals is to be a little bit more of a money-savvy couple, there are a few ways to get that financial conversation started at home. Here are four ways to set up financial talks with your spou

Coffee Runs, Gym Memberships and Other Ways You Waste Money Daily

Coffee Runs, Gym Memberships and Other Ways You Waste Money Daily

At the start of the fall season, leaves are turning bright hues of orange, red and yellow. With all of these beautiful changes, perhaps you’re thinking of turning over a new leaf yourself. After all, we’re about to enter the holiday season, where careful spending, eating and drinking habits sometimes go by the wayside until we reach the New Year. This year, why not try ending the ye

Bad Credit Rating? Borrow These Six Tips to Repair Your Credit

Bad Credit Rating? Borrow These Six Tips to Repair Your Credit

Why is it that you always seem to find out that you have less-than-stellar credit whenever you need better credit the most? You know, like when you’re applying for a mortgage or trying to rent an apartment or get financing for well, anything?! Whether you’ve recently received a resounding “no” when it comes to your credit or you’re preparing to apply for financing

A Lesson in What Warren Buffett Would Do With Your Finances

A Lesson in What Warren Buffett Would Do With Your Finances

He is widely known as one of the world’s most successful investors and certainly is one of the richest people in the world. He also happens to be Chairman and CEO of our namesake, Berkshire Hathaway. So, when Warren Buffett is offering up some free financial advice, we’re just going to go ahead and put it out there that it probably pays to listen! So, WWWBD when it comes to his fina

Say “I Do” to Eight Financial Vows Before You Turn 30!

Say “I Do” to Eight Financial Vows Before You Turn 30!

Ah, sweet summer… the season of love. The season where many twenty-somethings may be saying their “I dos.” What could be more blissful? How about a happily ever after that’s filled with financial security? After all, you know how the saying goes… first comes love, then comes marriage… then comes buying a home, life’s other financial demands and, oh yes,

Should I Refi?! Why it May or May Not Be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Should I Refi?! Why it May or May Not Be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

If you own a home, maybe you haven’t been paying too much attention to the low lending rates that are currently – and have consistently – been offered by banks and mortgage lenders across the nation. But, maybe you should be! Because, along with those consistently-low lending rates, come the consistent numbers of homeowners who are taking advantage of lowering the annual perce

Need a Financial Fix? Try a 12-Week Money Saving Challenge!

Need a Financial Fix? Try a 12-Week Money Saving Challenge!

If you have any social media presence whatsoever, you’ve been exposed to one of those challenge groups. You know the kind. “I need X number of people who want to look good, feel even better and, oh yes, be held accountable!” Well, we can’t lie. We’ve seen the posts. And, we’re inspired, too. So, we’re starting a little challenge of our own. But, instead