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Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

Five Ways Couples Can Come Together to Manage Their Finances

When most couples plan things they can do together, managing money might not make it to the top of the list. However, maybe it should. Dealing with your finances can cause major strain for anyone – and certainly on any relationship. Instead of fretting about your finances together, here are five ways for couples to come together to successfully manage their money: 1. Avoid keeping secr

10 Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day

10 Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day

As we’re well underway with the second month of the year, we’ve just got to ask… how are those financial resolutions you set for 2019 coming along? Whether you’re saving a little or still spending a lot so far this year, there is help. In fact, there are simple things you can do every day to save on some of your most common household expenses. Here are 10 ways to save m

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

Budgeting Tips for 2019

Budgeting Tips for 2019

In the aftermath of holiday spending, it is time to focus on our financial goals for the new year. Sure, many people make a resolution to spend less and save more each year, but what can you do to stick to your financial goals in 2019? Don’t be overwhelmed, we’re here to help. If you’ve planned to focus more on your finances next year, here are a few budgeting tips to help you

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Five Budgeting Tips to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially kicked off the 2018 holiday shopping season. But where do these big-spending days leave those of us who would like to remain financially responsible throughout this bustling shopping season? It can be easy to get caught up between finding a bargain and maintaining a budget during the holiday season. But there is help for those who might be wishing f

Closing Time? Five Things You Should Know First

Closing Time? Five Things You Should Know First

So, you’re buying a home. You’ve applied for financing and saved enough money for a down payment. You’ve made an offer that’s been accepted. You’ve gone through all the necessary home inspections and appraisals. It’s time for closing. What a relief! But did you know that this exciting last chapter of the home-buying process comes with a few fees? Closing cost

 10 Money-Saving Mistakes You're Making and How to Stop!

10 Money-Saving Mistakes You're Making and How to Stop!

October’s start signals the beginning of the year’s fourth financial quarter. For those of us who made financial resolutions at the beginning of the year, this quarter is a good reminder to check in on how we’re meeting our goals. If you’re struggling to reach your financial goals, there is still time to make a difference this year. As this fourth quarter kicks off, we&rsq

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Now that most students have headed back to class and we have a little extra time before football season kicks off, it’s time to take a good hard look at our finances. Are you comfortably earning, spending and saving the way you intended when you set those lofty financial resolutions at the beginning of the year? Or, like so many people who set goals but lose track of them as the year prog

Five Options for Buyers Facing a Low Bank Appraisal

Five Options for Buyers Facing a Low Bank Appraisal

You’re on your way to buy a new home, congrats! You’ve found the one you love… your offer has been accepted… you’ve completed the inspection with little-to-no issues… you’re almost there, right? There’s just one more hurdle before you’re ready to sign on the dotted line and finance your home—the home appraisal. If you’re seeki

10 Easy Ways to Save Money

10 Easy Ways to Save Money

With back-to-school season in full swing, things like covering tuition costs and paying for extracurricular activities may be weighing high on your mind. Instead of worrying about all those extra fees, we have a few ways to help you save some money during back-to-school season and all year through. Here are 10 simple money-saving tasks that you can get started on today: Pack your lunch &ndas