Emergencies

July 18, 2023
How to Prioritize Savings To Meet Your Financial Goals

There’s a Jamaican proverb that says, “Save money, and one day money might just save you.” Valuable advice. It’s necessary to save some of what you earn for the future because you’ll need the money down the line.  But, as you look to start saving, there are so many different goals and personal priorities that…

July 04, 2023
What to do When You Get Behind Paying Utilities Like Your Electric and Water Bill

Sometimes, keeping up with all our financial obligations is a struggle. With such high inflation, our money doesn’t go as far as it used to, and it can be a challenge to stay on track financially.  In fact, in 2022, one in six Americans were behind on their utility bills.  If you find yourself behind…

April 15, 2021
How Does Paid Family Leave Work?

When money is tight and a loved one is sick, how do you decide if you should go to work or stay home to care for them? What if you are the one who is ill, and you need time to take care of yourself? Who is going to earn money to pay the everyday…

March 11, 2021
Texas and Oklahoma: Three Reasons to File Taxes Soon, Even Though the IRS Deadline is Now June 15

Dear Texas and Oklahoma members, We know you’re out of the worst of the storm now, and we also know the damage that remains is real. We want to share some resources where you can get help if you need it: 211.org for help with bills Red Cross for fa...

February 03, 2023
5 Emergencies to Consider When Safety Budgeting

An emergency fund should be a part of everyone’s saving priorities.  It’s a nice little cushion to keep you resilient in the event of unforeseen circumstances that change your financial situation. It can be a lifeline when the unex...