Spending & Budgeting

How to choose the best mortgage

Unless you can buy a house entirely in cash, finding the right house is only half the battle. The other half is choosing the best type of mortgage. Since you'll likely be paying back your mortgage over a long period of time, it's important to find a loan that meets your needs and your budget. When you borrow money from a lender, you're making a legal agreement to repay that loan over a set amount of time – with interest.
Read More

5 tips to maximize your emergency savings

Experts often suggest to have six months worth of expenses readily accessible to cover unforeseen costs. Consider maximizing your emergency savings with these five tips.
Read More

Setting yourself up for saving success in 2019

January is a good time to kick start some habits that will up your money game and help you reach your goals, whether you want to build an emergency fund or save for the next big vacation. Try these strategies to set yourself up for success.
Read More

5 tips to take your holiday spending from frightening to affordable

Is your holiday spending budget in place? If you’re like most American retail shoppers, it may be far more than you anticipate. No matter your income level or budget, the following steps can help you put a plan in place now to curb unanticipated spending and avoid adding new debt this holiday season.
Read More

Here's how to stop overspending when hanging out with friends

Nearly 40% of Millennials overspend¹ to keep up with friends. And two-thirds of them feel buyer’s remorse after spending more than they had planned to on a social situation. Apparently, regardless of generation and/or net income, the temptation to overspend in an effort to keep up with our friends and their spending habits is common to all of us. No doubt, many of you have felt the same temptation in your own life. So how do you overcome this?
Read More

10 ways to save more with minimal effort

Saving money can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many ways to save more. The following tips don’t require much effort at all so you can build an emergency fund without even really trying.
Read More

Back-to-college shopping will be a bit more "old school" this year

Last summer, parents of college students said they planned to spend just 48% of their back-to-school shopping budgets in brick-and-mortar stores, according to Deloitte's annual Back-to-College survey.
Read More

Infographic: Managing debt throughout your life

Here's a look at how debt changes throughout your life.
Read More

7 simple tips for moving on a budget

Moving ranks number three in life stressors, right up there after death and divorce.
Read More

5 steps to help single parents stay on track financially

Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.
Read More

Don’t let financial support for an adult child undermine your financial security

Any experienced parent will tell you that you’re never done “raising” your kids.
Read More

5 easy ways to save cash on your next vacation

Vacations are about more than sleeping in. They give us a chance to explore new things, bond with our families, and take a much-needed break from work.
Read More

Why have an emergency savings fund?

Because, life happens. You deserve to feel good about your finances, even when life catches you off-guard.
Read More

Find your balance: 5 tips to help you pay down debt

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing financially for tomorrow.
Read More

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: 5 tips when saving for vacation

Building a healthier financial life, means striking a balance between living for today, while preparing for tomorrow.
Read More