• Back to School Without Breaking the Bank

    Published Monday, August 11, 2014

    It’s that time of year again when summer winds down and both you and your kids gear up for back-to-school shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, families with school-age children spent an estimated $635.00 on back-to-school supplies, clothing, shoes and electronics last year. That’s a lot of money. Before you take out a second more»
  • Planning for a Sound Financial Future

    Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Regardless of your age or where you are along the path of your life, one thing is certain—you are constantly moving toward your future. And if you want those years ahead to be as comfortable as possible, then now’s the time to implement a solid financial plan. Make the Plan Creating a financial plan requires a close look at your current more»
  • Millennials Struggling With Debt, Financial Literacy

    Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. — Millennials are struggling with debt, monthly payments and understanding financial offerings, according to a new study from the Filene Research Institute. The report, Gen Y Personal Finances: A Crisis of Confidence and Capability, paints a picture of the typical Millennial having a significant amount of debt and struggling to meet more»
  • A Road Map to Retirement Planning

    Published Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Whether retirement is right around the corner or many miles ahead, financial security should be waiting to greet you when you reach your destination. Preparing for a comfortable retirement isn’t an easy or familiar path for most people. It takes years of planning, working, saving and sacrificing. But if you truly want to enjoy all of the amenities more»
  • New Year. New Budget

    Published Monday, January 20, 2014

    Another new year has arrived. As always, this is a time for reflection and a time to look ahead. Most important, though, it’s a time to create and commit to a personal budget that will lead you to a future of financial freedom. If you already have an established budget, this is the ideal time to reassess your spending and saving habits. Make sure you more»
  • Holiday Spending Gives Parents a Chance to Teach

    Published Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Holidays popular with children can be a good opportunity for you to model sound money management while rewarding and renewing family bonds. This holiday season, besides having a good time with your children, treat them to some painless budgeting lessons.

  • 4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

    Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    Overspending is extremely easy to do. Everyone falls for it every now and again because sometimes you just feel the need to spend. However, there may be things that trigger our overspending even when we know that we are on a budget and cannot really afford to spend money.

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