Wishful spending for the global economy

I wish that, over my strongest consumer years, I had been more intentional about driving the global economy. I thought I was just a cog in the wheel; but the reality is I had the wheel. I, Deb …

Think small

• Small businesses employ local residents. According to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net new jobs in the United States between 1993 and …

... And baby makes three

Financial changes are a fact of life. Changes occur at every turn, including when students leave home for the first time, people get married and when families purchase their first home. One of the …

Look sharp!

Grooms are often content to let their brides-to-be shine on their wedding day. But weddings are a showcase of the two people getting married… and grooms matter too! Grooms can take steps to …

FINANCIAL PLANNING: 3 trends to look for

Staying up to date on financial news and developments will help you keep ahead of emerging trends. From new tech to new rules and regulations, here are three of the biggest trends to watch out for in …

How you can respond to being stalked

Stalking can elicit feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and isolation in its victims. However, victims of stalking are not helpless against their stalkers.  The National Center for Victims …

Want to cut your grocery bill?

Expenses for the average household can pile up quickly. One of the easiest ways to keep a budget in check is to focus on how much is being spent on food. Chances are grocery bills can be reduced …

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Break the money taboo

Do you ever wonder what all that financial jargon actually means? Do your eyes glaze over when hearing terms like convertible bonds, block trade, EBITDA, securitization?  Join the club, you …

Pet 'cents'

According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is you can cut your pet care expenses without …

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Enjoy a taste of the sea

Traditional Irish stew may get a lot of fanfare, but another hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dish can chase away the chill after a day spent cheering along St. Patrick’s Day parade participants: …

Surprising ways

your credit scores can affect you

Monthly budgets help people make the most of their money. While a person’s income will affect how much they can spend on housing, food and clothing each month, another, more abstract factor can …