Make Your Financial Resolutions for The New Year

As the end of the year approaches, many of us will reflect on 2017 with regret for not following through with our resolutions from 2017, especially when it comes to money. Thirty-six percent of  Americans made a money resolution at the beginning of 2017, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, so that’s a lot of regret! But fear not, 2018 gives us all another chance to better our financial situations. Here are 8 resolutions that can help make 2018 a great year.

Stay Safe this Winter with Home and Travel Prep

Winter comes faster than we think and we often aren’t prepared for it. When temperatures start to fall it’s a good idea to be prepared for any impending hazards from storms and cold temperatures. Winterizing your home and vehicles, and planning for power outages will help to keep you and your family safe during the cold season. Here are some tips:

Holiday Gift Budgeting for Kids

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re officially in the holiday gift buying season. December can be quite expensive, especially if you have children with long lists for Santa. But the holidays also offer a great opportunity to teach your children about smart money management. Here are a few tips for showing your kids how to buy gifts on a budget, and how to create their own gift lists that won’t put a hole in Santa’s wallet. 

Why Singles Should Consider Life Insurance

When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.

Tips for Making Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Thanksgiving dinner is iconic. Who doesn’t look forward to devouring a huge, traditional spread of Turkey Day food with family every year? But given expectations for a glorious holiday meal, the cost of celebrating can easily get out of hand without a good plan. Here are some tips to help you put out a full Thanksgiving spread on the table that won’t drown your budget in gravy.

8 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips to Get the Best Deals

This month features two of the biggest sales days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become increasingly difficult to shop every year, due to enormous crowds. Three days later, however, you can avoid the lines and score some great savings from the comfort of your couch on Cyber Monday.

Be Mindful of Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

The Fall season is full of fun and exciting activities like Halloween, pumpkin carvings, apple picking, festivals and parties. But the Fall weather can also bring the onset of seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the “winter blues” for many people.

13 Ways to Save More Money This Fall

Fall is an expensive season. There’s back-to-school shopping, Halloween and early holiday buying to be done, and it all adds up quickly. To keep your budget on track this Autumn and ensure you start off 2018 in good financial health, it’s important to be smart with your spending. Here are 13 tips for how to keep your finances in order, and still enjoy the Fall season.