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Have you ever fallen prey to the hidden costs associated with paying bills?

Have you ever fallen prey to the hidden costs associated with paying bills? If so, you may not be alone. According to a recent article released by FoxNews “US households have seen an increase year-over-year in total ‘hidden’ or ‘often-overlooked’ bill pay costs.” The article continues by citing a recent poll from Doxo which found […]

Holiday Sales Abound – But What Is The Best Use Of Your Money?

All you have to do is turn on the television for a few minutes or take a quick trip around town and you are bound to be bombarded with stores advertising holiday sales, Black Friday deals and huge winter blowouts – but with seemingly ever-increasing inflation and financial instability what is the best use of […]

Exercising on a Budget?

Often times when people think about obtaining a certain level of physical fitness they think they need the latest sports equipment and gadgets, or at the very least, an expensive gym membership. The following tips show how you can exercise financial fitness without compromising your physical fitness: Utilize the space you have and transform your […]

Veterans Benefits Banking Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the expansion of their Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP) to include free financial and credit counseling services for Veterans and their beneficiaries. This program now includes assistance with establishing a budget, qualifying for a home loan and other financial planning tools. Interested Veterans should visit www.veteransbenefitsbanking.org for additional […]

New Cars Are Back in Stock – But Who Can Afford Them?

You may have noticed that “new cars are slowly becoming more widely available, as supply chain bottlenecks finally start to ease. But now, an increasing number of Americans might not want them or be able to afford them.” Michael Wayland investigates for CNBC the connection between “the Federal Reserve aggressively hiking interest rates to fight […]

Get out those calculators!

Have you ever wondered what exactly you should be doing with your money? Vicki Cook and Amy Blacklock of Women Who Money pose these questions: “How much of my monthly income should I save? Should I invest or pay off debt? Which debt should I pay off first? What car loan can I afford? How […]

Back-to-School Budgeting

Veronica Matthews and Nicole Dow of The Penny Hoarder aren’t kidding when they write, “Back-to-school season comes around the same time every year, but like the holidays, it has a tendency to sneak up on parents — and their bank accounts. With inflation and up-and-down gas prices, back-to-school is shaping up to be an even […]

Have you had “The Talk” with your kids?

Breck Dumas reports for Fox Business that, “young people are at risk of being sent out into the world without the necessary knowledge to make sound financial decisions that will set them up for future success.” Startingly, he points out that, “the vast majority of U.S. states do not require high school students to take […]

Challenging Financial Times

An article posted by Oklahoma Central CU starts quite frankly by stating: “Few people are lucky enough to have no experience with financial issues.” I couldn’t agree more. They continue by pointing out that, “…many of us face the same struggles and challenges when it comes to building financial security, saving money, and adjusting to […]

New to Saving? Here are 7 Tips to Get You on the Right Path:

Budget for everything – even your groceries! Spending consciously when you’re at the store is a game changer. Switch Cable or Phone Services. There may be cheaper options available. Unsubscribe from Unnecessary Monthly Subscriptions. Many apps, streaming services and food companies offer convenient monthly payment models, but you may be falling prey to excessive subscriptions. […]