Planning matters

Marriage and Money

June is a popular month for weddings and exactly thirty-six years ago today, my husband and I were standing at the altar lovingly exchanging our wedding vows. However, none of those vows included anything about handling money together. We were left to our own devices to figure that out. Here are some great tips from…

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Budgeting for Your Pet

Have you recently welcomed a new pet into your home and family? If not, chances are good you know somebody who has. Along with all the cuteness and excitement of having a new furry friend comes the associated costs that need to be factored into the budget. And while adjusting your finances to accommodate for…

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Financial Answers Everyone Should Know

Finances, ugh. We understand that not everyone enjoys dealing with money matters. In many joint households, financial responsibilities often fall to one person, with the other having little or no knowledge. While we are happy to act as a partner to help unravel detailed questions, we also want to emphasize the importance of knowing the…

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Debt Snowball or Debt Avalanche?

Student loans, car payments, credit card debt, and the list goes on. The total personal debt across all US households stands at over 14 trillion (yes, trillion!) dollars. Debt can provide leverage to pursue dreams like home ownership and a college degree, but it can also stand as a roadblock to reaching your financial goals….

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Tips to Boost Your Savings

Whether you recently drained your savings enduring pandemic related expenses, or are simply looking for easy ways to save more – we have tips for ways to boost your savings. Make it automatic Use online banking tools to set up recurring transfers to your savings account at a frequency that works well for you. Making…

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