How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

62% of Americans have no emergency savings. 47% of households don’t save anything at all. And 76% of Americans rely on the next pay period, living paycheck-to-paycheck. Your life doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re ready to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, commit to taking a few simple actions each day to change your ... Read more


What is YOUR American Dream?

It’s almost 2016 and the start of a new year and new beginnings. It got us thinking, is the “American Dream” what it used to be and is it in fact, still alive? Making up ⅓ of the American workforce, the millennial generation is working hard to pursue what they love and aren’t afraid to ... Read more


Be Money Smart: Ditch Holiday Gift Giving

What if you didn’t give material gifts this year? While there are happy elves out there who love to shop for holiday gifts and have the bottomless wallets to support that effort, many of us are watching our every dollar just to make ends meet. Think of the time and money you’d save by not ... Read more


Is Your Personality Sabotaging Your Saving?

They say it takes all types — but some types have a harder time saving than others. Are you allowing some of your less flattering character traits to derail your finances? Here are four personality types that sabotage saving. 1. The Insecure In a consumer economy, advertisers work tirelessly to link products to personality. Do ... Read more


Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s two days before the Halloween party you just got invited to and suddenly you need a costume. Or, it’s Halloween and you just noticed the date. No time (or money) to run out and buy a new costume? You probably have just the materials you need around your house for a Halloween disguise for ... Read more

Financial Literacy

FAFSA Change Gives More Time to Enroll

With a rising number of students taking out loans for college, it has become crucial for families to get as much financial help as possible. That’s why, starting next year, the FAFSA will be available three months ahead of its normal release date. The FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is ... Read more


When Will I Be Retirement Ready?

We toil our whole careers to invest for the ‘future.’ For most of us, that is a 401k or IRA, along with other supporting investments and policies. But how do we know when we have enough? Given it’s National Save for Retirement Week, there’s no better time than now to take the mystery out of saving ... Read more

Financial Literacy

Financial Jargon Decoded

Don’t speak personal finance? Not to worry! Mint is celebrating World Dictionary Day with a list of must-know money terms to bring some savvy to your saving. Quiz yourself to see how many terms you know! Have a definition of a term that’s not on our list? Need help with an tough acronym? Ask us ... Read more


7 Ways to Get Winter Ready

Fall is here, and that can only mean two things: pumpkin spice everything and it’s time to get ready for the cold days of winter. While I can’t personally whip you up a pumpkin spice latte, here are a few easy tips and money saving ideas to help you prepare for the months ahead. Winter ... Read more