Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bills

Managing Debt

Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bills

Help! I Just Got My Holiday Credit Card Bills

Right about now our dreaded holiday credit card bills are arriving in the mail. As we open each bill, we may be asking “Why did I spend so much?” While the answer may be somewhere between guilt, obligation and lack of planning, the most important thing to remember is not to panic. Although it’s in... Read More

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

We all complain about how many of our hard-earned dollars go to Uncle Sam. However, with a little time, research and proper planning, we can learn how to keep more of our money when tax time rolls around. 1. Use a Certified Public Accountant I often wonder why couples will spend $200 to go out for... Read More

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

Personal Finance

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Make

Estate planning is a conscious approach to organizing your personal and financial affairs in order to deal with the possibility of mental incapacity and death. The biggest mistakes you can make in estate planning are to plan improperly, or to fail to plan at all. Without the proper estate planning documents to protect your wealth... Read More

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

Students

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

You’ve dreamed of the day your child would go off to college. What you didn’t dream of was the cost. For that, you had nightmares. There are two ways to make college affordable; the hard way and the easy way.  The easy way is to start saving the day your child is born. The hard... Read More

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

Personal Finance

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

How to Wrap Up Your Money for 2013

December is a good time to reflect on all things important: family, friends and money. One can argue that money certainly should not be in the same category as friends and family. However, when it comes to how it impacts our lives, it is quite important. We spend time focusing on how much money we... Read More

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

Personal Finance

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

5 Holiday Money Mistakes

With the holiday season officially upon us, it is easy to overspend. Millions of people will head out in search of the perfect gift for the one they love, meandering aimlessly through every toy and department store, and equipped with nothing more than a list and a credit card. If that sounds all too familiar,... Read More

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

Personal Finance

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

5 Signs You May Need Professional Money Help

Recognizing you may need professional money help is the first step in the right direction towards better financial health.  Sometimes, getting to that first step can be tricky. How do you know if you actually need help?  We all know the basic indicator of too much credit card debt. However, recognizing these additional signs could... Read More

Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

Students

Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

Back-to-School Reminder: Start a 529 Plan

Notebooks, check. Pencil cases, check. Backpacks, check. 529 plan, whoops, forgot that one. September is a good time to think about all things educational. For those who have 529 plans, increase the monthly contribution. The little extra you contribute will surely add up over the years. For those of you who don’t, or are not... Read More

4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

Auto Loans

4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

4 Tips Before You Buy Your Teenager a Car

Recently, I was outside and couldn’t help but notice, across the street, a group of teens gawking over a brand new 2013 white Honda Accord in the driveway.  The oldest teen said proudly, “I got a 92 on my learner’s permit test and my father surprised me with a new car.” We live in an... Read More

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