Category : General

Tips for Reducing Financial Stress in 2023

“Your finances can seem like both a gift and a curse when navigating through life. It can be a sense of overwhelming accomplishment or a downward spiral that can lead to health issues if not managed. According to a study by Thrive Global, 90% of individuals say that money impacts their stress levels. Whether your […]

How do you want your life to be different one year from now?

“As Matthew Kelly points out we often get so caught up in the present and past, we forget to dream about the future. As the year changes for everyone worldwide, why not stop and ask yourself, How do I want my life to be different one year from now? Boldly begin to take the steps […]

Housing market predictions for 2023

“If ‘hot’ was the overused word to describe the U.S. housing market in 2021, then lukewarm to outright freezing might best describe how the market fared overall this year,” writes Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy for USA Today. Here, she takes a deeper dive into what to expect in the year ahead, as six experts weigh in on […]

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 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 […]