Buying a house can be stressful. There is so much documentation to get together and so many decisions to make. My family recently bought our first home and at first we had no idea what we were doing. We had looked at Zillow and estimated what we could afford based on their monthly cost estimator,… Read More


It’s April and Spring is here! The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. It’s also the deadline to file your taxes. Filing taxes is a stressful time for everyone. Being prepared and armed with knowledge can help make tax time less stressful. Having a conversation with your accountant can help you figure out… Read More


5 ways you can use your tax refund. Start a debt snowball to crush your debt. Invest in your retirement, and your family's happiness with a special vacation.

All of 2018 you anticipated how much you were going to get on your tax refund. Maybe you imagined blowing it all on a jet ski! My husband and I talk about what we are going to do with it all year, dreaming and planning. You have probably done your taxes by now and know… Read More


5 tips to hit our 2019 savings goals

New Year, new savings goals! Do you remember over the glass of champagne toasting to your loved ones on New Years Eve and telling yourself that 2019 was really the year you were going to get your savings in order? Now is the time to make a plan that you can stick with. Use our… Read More


The recent debate about the rising level of student debt is a big cause for concern. Between the cost of tuition and other living related expenses, college will leave you with huge debts that will take you a long time to clear. Most parents are even preferring community college over universities as they also offer… Read More


Envelope Budgeting is easy ith Banktivity! Learn how to track your paycheck splits, and loan principle and interest.

Most people find the concept of envelope budgeting fairly intuitive. You put your money into various envelopes designated for various spending categories, like Rent, Groceries, Cell Phone, etc. When you spend from one of those categories, you take the money out of the appropriate envelope to cover the expense. This works if you have physical… Read More


Tips on How To Buy a New Car and Save Money at the same time!

Your car breaks down or you are in an accident. You need a new car.! You procrastinate as long as possible because of the hassle you are going to face entering a car dealership. The pressure of negotiating and making sure your are getting a fair price is so daunting. But you need a new… Read More