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  • 7 Reasons Credit Unions Are Better Than Banks

    7 Reasons Credit Unions Are Better Than Banks

    By now I’m sure you know that credit unions are different than banks. You may suspect this difference through the awesome service you receive, through the higher dividends you earn and through the money you are saving on lower interest rates. But the real differences between credit unions and other financial institutions go even deeper…
  • 3 Ways to Spend Less on Preparing Your Taxes

    3 Ways to Spend Less on Preparing Your Taxes

    Ah, the time of the tax return approaches. Hopefully, you are one of nearly 80% of Americans who will receive a tax refund this year. I can tell you from experience, however, that watching your refund get gobbled up by tax preparation fees can be a sad, sad thing indeed.
    Here are some alternatives…
  • Fitness and Finances: Can You Tackle Both at the Same Time?

    Fitness and Finances: Can You Tackle Both at the Same Time?

    If you are like 45% of Americans who frequently set New Year’s Resolutions then the good news is that you are 10 times more likely to achieve your goals than those who do not. Unfortunately, only about 8% of Americans are actually successful at carrying out their resolutions.
    The top three resolutions for 2016 were…
  • How to Overcome Winter Blues on a Budget

    How to Overcome Winter Blues on a Budget

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is very real. With the cold weather and less daylight, winter can feel very depressing. Disclaimer: This post is not intended to hold any medical advice; if you feel as though you're displaying symptoms of depression, you should seek professional help. If you could just use a little pick-me-up on a…
  • 4 Different Savings Plans You Can Actually Stick To

    4 Different Savings Plans You Can Actually Stick To

    We're more than a month into 2017. Have you stuck to your savings goals? If not, I wanted to share with you my favorite savings plans—realistic for most any budget, and all designed to keep you on track all year.
    Plan 1: The Weekly Savings Challenge: You may have heard of this one before.…
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