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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Couple standing on the steps of their first home with a sold sign next to their feet

Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying a home for the first time is a huge step in anyone’s life. It’s a decision that can move you closer to financial stability, or take you further away, depending on the choices you make durin...


Couple looking concerned as they work on a budget and pay bills

Lessons to Learn from Financial Setbacks

We all do our best to avoid them, but financial setbacks are an unfortunate fact of life. They can be events on a national scale, like the 2008 housing crisis, or something more personal such as job l...


Man's hands packing a moving a box with a woman packing boxes in the background.

Get Moving — How to Save When Relocating

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, relocating can be an expensive undertaking. From moving your belongings, to traveling, to setting up your new home once you get there, there a...


Department store window with potential misleading sale signs

Don’t Fall for Retail Spending Traps

It has happened to all of us at one time or another; you go shopping for one specific item and come home with bags of things you never planned on buying because the deals were too good to pass up. Whe...


Group of young adult friends gathered around a kitchen island preparing dinner and drinking wine

How to Beat the High Cost of Social Habits

As casual summer beach and backyard gatherings give way to more structured social activities in the fall and winter, you might find yourself spending more money on socializing than you have the past f...