7 Ways to Save Money

With prices of food, gas, and everything else top of mind these days, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the ways I save money. For most people, it’s the bigger decision things (the size/location of your home or the age/type of your vehicle) that can make the most significant impact on … Read more

The solution for when you can’t save money

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In recognition of America Saves Week, I wanted to focus on saving money for this month’s blog. The question in particular I’d like to discuss is: Why is it so hard to save money? Let’s unpack some thoughts on that question and how you might be able to break the cycle. If you’re like me … Read more

How to Reach Your Goals

Tony Robbins said “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” but how do you set financial goals in a way so you can actually achieve them? Today I’d like to share some ideas for how to set financial goals in a way to have the greatest chance of success. … Read more

4 Practical Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

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I have recently been putting my thoughts about credit down on paper while writing financial education curriculum for a local non-profit so I thought I’d share my top 4 practical ways to improve your credit score. Before getting in to my tips, I want to share why I think building credit is important. If you … Read more

What Is Compound Interest?

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What Is Compound Interest? Compound Interest is interest on interest. What does that even mean!? When investing, compound interest is when money earns a return on investment and those returns are kept inside the investment so they can continue to grow too. It’s like placing a bet and if you win letting your winnings ride! … Read more

SMART Goals

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SMART Goals Did you know that the majority of people have given up on their new years resolutions by the end of January? When it comes to your personal finances, don’t let the same happen by setting clear realistic goals. Your goals should be: *Specific* What exactly are you going to accomplish? For example, rather … Read more