Guest Blog: Hidden costs new homeowners may overlook (and how to avoid them)

New Homeowners

With many people moving into new homes or planning to this summer, here’s an important guest blog from our friends at BALANCE Financial Fitness about some of the hidden costs that hit new homeowners and how to avoid them.

After months or years of diligent money management, you saved up enough to buy your first home (maybe you even contacted one of BALANCE’s Certified Financial Coaches for guidance). Now you get to enjoy the stability of homeownership, and the prospect of having a healthy financial asset once it’s paid off. Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: What is a Password Manager?

Password Management

We’re pleased to share an important guest post from www.consumeraffairs.com. The average person has many passwords to remember, so a password manager is becoming essential for a variety of reasons.

Many people log in to multiple online accounts every day, including financial, email and social media accounts. Having strong passwords for each websites helps protect consumers from identity thieves. A strong password is complex, long and unique, and, therefore, can be hard to create and/or remember. Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: 5 Steps to a New Financial You in 2017

America Saves

We’re pleased to share the following guest blog from AmericaSaves.org.

Holiday shoppers have been careful each season to make their lists and check them twice. Budgets have become more discerning and savers have become better planners for their holiday spending, prioritizing savings along the way. According to a September 2016 report, two out of five millennial shoppers got a head start this year and had started buying gifts for the season before summer had even come to a close. Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: Best Ways to Save at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

We’re thrilled to share this guest blog post from NerdWallet with you. Even though it’s Halloween, you can’t start planning for one of the year’s most expensive meals too soon. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones for a satisfying meal and kick off the holiday season. If you pay current prices for your menu items, though, you could blow a chunk of your holiday budget before you even get to the pumpkin pie. Continue Reading…