Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

Have You Considered Traditional or Roth IRAs? You know you should save for retirement. Fewer and fewer employers offer pension plans these days. With the current economic climate, some are even beginning to phase out matching funds in 401(k) and other retirement accounts. Many financial experts hold Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as the gold standard for retirement savings, particularly for […]

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Raising Savvy Savers: Tips for Saving with Young Children

If you were not one of the lucky ones who lived in a home that explicitly taught the importance of smart spending and saving habits you’re far from alone! You also may have stumbled, learning hard lessons along the way. These forays may have led to to questionable decisions, including creative budgeting habits, massive credit card debt, or even bankruptcy. […]

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Banking Tips to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright

Before you deck the halls and wrap the gifts, it’s important to take stock of some common holiday pitfalls that arise with increased spending. No one wants unexpected issues to crush their holiday spirit. It’s also time to be extra vigilant against seedy characters looking to hack into your accounts to fund their own holiday cheer. Debit card and ATM […]

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Weaving Your Financial Safety Net

You may have had a well-meaning financial advisor (or parent) at some point in your life tell you that you should strive to have a six-month financial safety net set aside. Of course, that’s a goal that can seem far too lofty for anyone living paycheck to paycheck or struggling to put away even $1,000 for an immediate emergency. Could […]

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Three Ways to Save More

Mentioning the word budget generally causes people to run for the hills. Aside from their own death, few topics are as abhorrent to a person to discuss. So… instead, let’s talk about that awesome vacation or new car you have no idea how you’re going to afford. A healthy checking account program will ensure you’re covering required bills and give […]

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No-Risk Bank Investment Accounts 101

Do the bouncing numbers for the Dow Jones scare you? Do you want to ensure the nest egg you’ve built up over the years is safe from any stock market uncertainties? Or maybe you have future plans for your money and just need a safe place to park it while it earns a little interest. For those new to no-risk […]

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