Financial Education


Freezer Tips for Smart Savers

Freezer Tips for Smart Savers

No one likes throwing away food, especially if you’re trying to save money. But what do you do with those fresh string beans you got on sale that may not get eaten before they go bad? Freeze them. Follow these … Read...
Five Resolutions to Trim Spending and Reduce Stress

Five Resolutions to Trim Spending and Reduce Stress

As we move through the holiday season, most of us wish we would have saved more money during the year. With the new year approaching, now is the perfect time to make a resolution to save more money. Here are … Read...
Five Ways to Shop with Confidence During the Holiday Season

Five Ways to Shop with Confidence During the Holiday Season

Holiday Spending, Budgeting, and Security Tips Whether you brave the mall, shop local, or get caught up in the online shopping frenzy this holiday season, you’re in good company. The National Retail Association reports that 164 million Americans will shop …...
You’ve just discovered fraud. Now what?

You’ve just discovered fraud. Now what?

As hard as we try to keep ourselves safe, identity fraud is likely to happen to most of us sooner or later. Don’t panic. Here are some steps to take, and some resources that can help. You open your credit … Read...
To Pay Down Debt, First Save

To Pay Down Debt, First Save

When you want to pay off debt fast, that impulse often means depleting your savings. So how do you pay off debt AND save money? Paying Debt vs. Increasing Savings Mathematically, based on the interest rates of your loans versus … Read...