It Might Be Time to Adjust Your Home Buying Strategy

It Might Be Time to Adjust Your Home Buying Strategy

You’ve done your research, you’ve prepared your budget, and you’re ready to start your housing search. From the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to the optimum square footage and proximity to work – you know what you’re looking for. But did you know that if your...
Financial Fitness Helps More Than Just Your Money

Financial Fitness Helps More Than Just Your Money

Financial Fitness Helps More Than Just Your Money When you hear the word “fitness,” what comes to mind? Gym memberships? Weights and treadmills? Lean, muscular athletes? Credit unions? If that last option seems out of place, it’s probably because your brain...
Teach Your Kids to Make a Stand—a Lemonade Stand.

Teach Your Kids to Make a Stand—a Lemonade Stand.

Long before Beyoncé transformed it into a cultural touchpoint, lemonade was the commodity of choice for childhood business ventures. Perhaps you had a lemonade stand of your own, or maybe you just knew someone who did. Either way, the memories of ice-cold refreshment...
Should You Be Using Your Home’s Equity

Should You Be Using Your Home’s Equity

Maybe you’ve heard of home equity loans and lines of credit, maybe you haven’t. There’s no need to hang your head if the terms are unfamiliar to you. It’s easy to get lost in all the terminology of the financial world.  But when the discussion turns to home equity,...
Does a Side Hustle with Uber Really Pay Off

Does a Side Hustle with Uber Really Pay Off

You’ve done the hard work of creating a budget. You’ve cut frivolous expenses. You’ve crafted a financial plan that lets you tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. But even with a steady job and a sensible budget, you still find yourself...
Debt and Dating: What’s Keeping You in the Friend Zone?

Debt and Dating: What’s Keeping You in the Friend Zone?

Can Poor Financial Habits Keep You in the Friend Zone?  Dating is all about discovery. It can be fun to open up and share a few personal details with someone we’re attracted to. In turn, learning more about the other person is a great way to spark conversations that...