7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most nefarious crimes out there. Here are seven ways to help protect yourself:  1.) Secure Your Hard Copies  Every sensitive document should be kept in a locked safe. Credit cards and debit cards should be securely placed in your wallet at all times. When you’re out of the house, make sure…

Get the Most Out of Youth Accounts

Managing money is a foundational life skill. There are so many factors involved and so many open-ended questions at play. How much should you be saving? When is it worth spending more? How do you keep spare change from burning a hole in your pocket? It takes years of discipline and training to perfect this…

Saving on Mother’s Day

Q: I love showing Mom how much she means to me, but with the money spent on a pricey bouquet, a nice gift, and dinner out, I’m looking at an awful lot of spending! Is there any way to give Mom a Mother’s Day to remember without it costing a small fortune? A: If you…

Beware Social Media Scams!

The social media explosion has changed the way we interact with one another. In fact, everyone knows that a vacation, a dinner out, or child’s milestone never really happened unless you post it on Facebook or Instagram.

Financial Fitness

Have you ever not worked out for a few months (okay maybe years) and then tried to do push-ups? My sister recently challenged me to do 5 push-ups and I ended up on my stomach on the floor laughing uncontrollably because I couldn’t even do one. It was laughably pathetic, but you have to start…

5 Ways to Get Involved in Your Community

Engage Greet you neighbors, ask your favorite barista about their day, learn the name of your Postal Carrier. Dialogue One of the best ways to understand your neighbors is to listen. There are a number of ways to get involved with the conversation. Social media is a great way to see what public events such…