Budgeting

May 31, 2021
Should I Save If I’m in Debt?

Saving money is important. Saving might seem difficult, especially if you are struggling to make ends meet or if you are in debt. However, everyone can create a savings plan. Even as you work toward paying off debt, saving is necessary and possible. If you put all of your money toward debt, you won’t be…

May 26, 2021
Should I Open a Savings Account for My Kids?

Before opening a savings account, think about why you and your child are saving money. Here are some common reasons Pay for future education expenses Help your child manage the money they make from their job Give your child a lump sum of money when they graduate from high school Your reason for saving the…

May 13, 2021
Why You Need a Financial GPS

The last part of my morning routine goes like this: Get in the car. Open Pandora (the free version, of course). Select the Nelly & St. Lunatics channel. Open the Waze app. Select location labeled as Work. Back out of my driveway; I’m on the way! You might think that it’s silly for me to…

May 06, 2021
How to Pay Bills Without a Bank Account

According to a report by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) in 2019, 5.4% of households in American were unbanked or had no bank accounts. There are several reasons that someone may not have a bank account. Past financial mistakes lik...

May 21, 2021
What Are the Best Alternatives to a Traditional Savings Account?

A basic savings account can be a great place to start when you’re new to saving. It’s also an excellent choice if you have a small balance. There are alternates if you need a more robust savings plan or want to increase the amount of interest...