Budgeting

May 14, 2020
Six Activities to Keep Your Kids Engaged at Home that Won’t Break the Bank

These times are completely unprecedented. Stay at home orders and school closures have us all spending more time at home. And for many, this time also means more time entertaining and educating kids at home, and often on a budget. As the time at home has stretched from days to weeks, people are looking for…

April 29, 2020
How much of my income should I save?

Financial experts recommend that you save at least ten percent of your take-home income (after taxes have been deducted). But what’s more important than the amount you save is getting into a habit of saving based on your personal goals and what’s realistic for you. To determine what makes sense for you: List and prioritize…

April 20, 2020
Should I defer payments on my bills?

The pros and cons of deferring payments during the COVID-19 crisis As you look for help to make ends meet, you may be looking at the increasing amount of creditors offering the ability to delay payments. It’s great companies are taking quick action to help with the financial impact of COVID-19. But proceed with caution…

April 14, 2020
What to do if you’ve been laid off due to COVID-19

It’s no secret that Americans are worried about having enough money to pay the bills. Employees have been laid off or furloughed in record numbers. The Department of Labor is reporting 17 million layoffs as of April 9, 2020. If you are one of these...

April 22, 2020
5 Things To Do With Your COVID-19 Stimulus Check

The COVID-19 stimulus checks are starting to arrive in bank accounts and mailboxes. If you’re getting one, you may be wondering what to do with this money. First, I will say that the government is issuing this money to families to help with b...