Scams to Lookout for on Facebook Marketplace

It is common for Facebook Marketplace to be filled with scammers looking for their next target. These scams take hold in several different ways, aiming to either get the items you’re selling for free, to get you to pay for something that isn’t what it seems or to send money for nothing. Most scams can be easily […]

How to Integrate Employee Benefits When You Marry

Marriage can change just about every aspect of your life, especially your finances. You may go from a single income to two, you must file your taxes differently, and you’re now eligible to share other financial opportunities like employee benefits. Many people don’t think through what they want to change about their employee benefits before […]

Estate Planning 101: What Is It & Why Do I Need It?

Estate planning is the process of designating how your assets will be distributed in the event of your death or incapacitation. Many people plan out their estate to ensure that their assets are divided the way they want and not chosen by a probate court or given to whomever the state inheritance laws say. Others […]

Pros & Cons of Retiring Early

Early retirement has become a popular notion that many people are actively trying to achieve. The thought of not having to work and instead living your life to the fullest gives many people the motivation to find a way to make it happen. Before actively moving toward a life of, more freedom, and less work, […]

Why Insurance Should Be a Part of Your Financial Planning

Proper financial planning is important to prepare your finances for retirement or to help you reach larger financial goals. While many people understand the importance of a strong investment or savings strategy as part of that plan, others forget how important insurance can be. Without the proper insurance coverage, you could be putting your wealth […]

Rainy-Day Fund vs. Emergency Fund

Both a rainy-day fund and an emergency fund can be great ways to prepare financially for unexpected future events. With the majority of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it's important to be able to have money for things like losing your job or paying to fix your air conditioning when it breaks. While both a [...]

5 Reasons Your Teen Should Get a Summer Job

Many parents wonder when the right time is to help their teens get a job. During the school year, it can be a tricky balance between focusing on their studies while trying to learn about all of the great things that come with being in the workforce. Some parents rationalize that their kids will have […]

How to Prepare Financially for a Baby

One of the most significant changes in anyone’s life is when they welcome a new baby into their home and family. While it can be one of the most rewarding things anyone does, it’s also one of the most expensive. That’s why it’s important to prepare financially for your baby before delivery day.  There are […]

Why Financial Literacy is Important for Everyone

Financial literacy is a term that refers to an individual’s understanding of financial concepts and their ability to make sound financial decisions. Financial literacy is incredibly important for everyone, not just those in charge of managing the family finances. The more you know about money, the better your chances are at financial security, both now […]

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Everyone imagines what their dream wedding would look like, from the food to the décor and everything in between. Many don’t realize until they get to the planning stage that it is the biggest party they’ve ever planned, and it can get expensive quickly. According to Business Insider, the average wedding cost $29,000 before the pandemic. It’s […]