Five steps to deck the halls without wrecking your budget

The crisp morning air, warm pumpkin-spiced lattes and ads for holiday deals playing on TV.  Fall is here, which means now is a great time to start planning your expenses for the upcoming months of winter festivities. By mapping out your budget ahead of time, you can keep your spending in check as spooky season […]


How to Know if You’re Saving Too Much

Saving is one of the best money habits we can learn. It’s essential for meeting our financial goals. A lot of us got serious about building up our rainy-day fund over the past few years after the shock of the pandemic. Now, with inflation on the rise, saving has become a bit more challenging and […]


Pencil in Savings: Your Calendar Can Help You Shave off Costs From Big Purchases

Finding ways to save on purchases isn’t just any bargain hunter’s dream, it can also play a role in your financial health. With inflation increasing the costs of many items worldwide, taking advantage of savings is more important than ever. The good news is there’s no shortage of opportunities to shave a few bucks off […]


Savings by Age: How Much to Save in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

No matter what stage of life you’re in, one thing will always remain the same: It’s never too late — or too early — to save money. Your age is one of many factors in your personal financial picture. Understanding how long before you expect to reach certain life stages (such as retirement) is an […]


The Essential 2021 Holiday Do-Date Calendar

It’s peak holiday season! There is so much to enjoy from seasonal lattes to local festivals, but to reduce the stress that so often accompanies the merriment of the season, planning is key. From presents to parties, making a schedule for the months ahead will help you get everything done in time — and on […]


How to Make the Most of a Cash Windfall

“When I make it big” is the opening line of many financial daydreams. We’ve all spent time fantasizing about what we’d buy, where we’d go and what we’d do if we received a sudden windfall of extra cash. Of course, unexpected cash would be a welcome surprise but waiting on one is a far cry […]


Make All Your #SummerGoals Come True with Buckets

Summer vacation — or those oh-so-lovely days — doesn’t last forever. So why not create a bucket list of all your must-dos to ensure you can fit in everything you want to do (or close to it)? Your list might have just a few items, or it could be pages long. No matter what it […]


How to Have the Safe and Smart Getaway You Crave

If you can’t stop dreaming of lounging on secluded sandy beaches, visiting your newborn niece across the country or going on a culturally rich adventure, we hear you. More than one year into the pandemic era, you’re likely itching to leave your house and do what you couldn’t last summer: travel. But even as the […]


How to Tackle Multiple Financial Goals at Once

More money goals, more problems — or at least that’s how it can feel when you’re trying to do all the right things financially at the same time. Shifting your attention from one thing to another can be exhausting and even slow your progress towards achieving your goals. But it is possible to multitask when […]


What a Global Pandemic Taught Us About Saving Money

It’s hard to say if it feels like 2020 was 10 years ago or just 10 days. For many, it’s been simultaneously the longest and the shortest year on memory — and with it has come both tough times and impactful lessons. Because along with all the banana bread baking, TikTok dancing, and Zoom partying, […]

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