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Blog Entries in January

 How To Tackle Your Budget Goals in the New Year

How To Tackle Your Budget Goals in the New Year

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to get a hold of your finances, now is a good time to check-in and make sure you are on the right track to tackle your budget.  Here are five tips on how to get ahead of your money-saving goals for 2021.     Have a Goal Having a budget goal is the number one thing that will help you track your finances.  You will be mu

What You Shouldn’t Do Right Before You Buy a Home

What You Shouldn’t Do Right Before You Buy a Home

Deciding to purchase a home is a very exciting step to take! Now that you have gone through the necessary final steps, it’s still important to keep your finances in shape during contingency.  Any big financial changes might lead to lenders reconsidering financing options before you close on your new home.    Don’t Make Any Big Purchases When you are thinking about

Quick Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home

Quick Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home

When you are preparing to sell your home, you want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before it hits the market! Now that the holidays have settled down, you might have a little extra time to make those repairs you have been putting off.  Whether you need to fix up some chipped paint or repair that leaky faucet, making quick adjustments will really increase the value of your home and ma

New Year, New Home: How to Save for a Home this Year

New Year, New Home: How to Save for a Home this Year

Have you been dreaming of owning your own home or even upgrading the one you currently have? 2021 could be the year that you are finally able to purchase a new home!  With a few simple steps and a little saving, you could be well on your way to move-in day. If home ownership is on your to-do list in 2021, follow these simple steps to save in the new year.   Track spending and make a

Greens for The Winter Blues: Best House Plants This Winter

Greens for The Winter Blues: Best House Plants This Winter

Cold weather tends to keep some of us indoors during the long winter months. But there is some hope in battling the cabin fever that can make us feel a little blue.  This winter season, try to add in some pops of color with a little green. Houseplants are a great way to bring some fresh air and greenery into your home during winter.   Fiddle Leaf Fig The leafy green tree, commonly

The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Around Pittsburgh

The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Around Pittsburgh

Does cabin fever have you itching to get out of the house this winter?  Pittsburgh has some of the best spots for a weekend getaway. From skiing to wine tasting, here are the best winter day trips from Pittsburgh all under a two-hour drive.    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Located in the Laurel Highlands, this five-star resort is the ultimate weekend getaway! The resort features

Four Reasons to Upgrade Your Countertops to Granite

Four Reasons to Upgrade Your Countertops to Granite

Are you dreaming of making upgrades to your kitchen in the new year? When you are thinking of what upgrades to make, you might want to consider adding granite countertops to your kitchen or bathroom.  From the durability of the countertops to their gorgeous design, there are so many reasons to pick granite for your home!    Increases the Value of Your Home For many people, th

Money Resolutions to Help You in 2020

Money Resolutions to Help You in 2020

New year, new financial goals. If you’re starting off the new decade with a list of resolutions, consider adding some financial to-dos to your list! Follow these steps to achieve your financial goals in the new year.     Make a Budget  Now is the time to start thinking of making a budget and getting your finances in order.  If you have had trouble in the past

Congratulations to the January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to the January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to our first Hockey Mom winner of 2020, Christine George, from the New Kensington/Lower Burrell area. Christine wears many hats in her hockey association and the hockey world in general. She runs several programs for the North Hills Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA) where she is Team Manager of her daughter's Viper Stars Pee Wee Amateur Hockey Team, Aramark&n

Five Financial Resolutions to Help Fix Your Credit Score

Five Financial Resolutions to Help Fix Your Credit Score

Don’t let the first month of the year end without making a little positive progress toward some of your annual goals. If you are considering buying a home this year, building up your credit score (along with your bank account) is a great resolution to get working on. Besides, any time is a good time to work on your finances.  Here are five great steps to cleaning up your credit score