Do It Right: College

Heading off to college after high school is an American rite of passage. But in your haste to perform that rite, don’t lose sight of the potential pitfalls in paying for that education. If you can’t do it right, it’s not the right time to do it. ...

8 Big Financial Ideas for Small Businesses

busi·ness [biz-nis]: the activity of making, buying or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money. Maybe you didn’t need a description from Merriam-Webster to understand what business is all about, but it can’t hurt. Starting a ...

8 Fast Financial Tips for Military Recruits

If you’re a new recruit or junior enlisted service member, the military can throw a lot your way in a short time. While you’re getting a handle on your new life, make time to check your finances, too. A few simple steps now can set ...

The Language of Money

Are we speaking the same language? That’s what I was thinking after a recent budgeting discussion I had with a military spouse. I was trying to provide some spending guidance, but our conversation was hitting a stumbling block. We were talking ...

5 Money Management Mistakes

It can be dizzying. And there’s lots of hard-to-ignore noise on the periphery. No, I’m not talking about trying to work at home with the kids buzzing around. Instead, I’m talking about managing your investments. Peruse the paper, surf the ...

The Drink, Coffee & Sandwich Bargain

Having your favorite barista make your coffee or a sandwich artist prepare your lunch sure is convenient. But you ultimately pay a big price for these little pleasures. Cutting down on to-go orders – whether it’s coffee, sandwiches or even ...

Discussing a Million Dollar Plan

While some millionaires were born, and others have quick-picked their way to riches, many more have started with less and worked their way to seven-figure status. Effective money-saving habits can help boost your wealth little by little, year ...

5 Must-Haves for Your Retirement Toolkit

Are you building a nice garden home, a castle, or heading for life in a cardboard box? Earlier this year, the Employer Benefit Research Institute issued its annual Retirement Confidence Survey. If the findings are any indication, we should all ...