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For millions of Americans, they have or will soon receive a tax refund check this year and for others, this is the time of the year they are receiving annual bonus payouts. These windfalls of money can be a great temptation or a great opportunity.

If your take home pay has increased this year either due to a raise or the tax law changes this could be an opportunity to make significant financial changes. There a few keys moves that can really can help you change your financial situation.

While many entrepreneurs focus on how they can quickly increase sales, it is equally important to look for strategies that will help lower expenses. By lowering certain expenses, you can then use the available money towards other areas of your business. Whether you are a new or experienced business, here are three items to consider to maximize savings and grow your bottom line. 

If you’re looking for a fresh start in your finances, or even a few reminders to help you stay on track, we have 3 simple financial rules you can follow!

It may sound scary at first, but doing a regular budget check-up can be both easy and extremely beneficial. We want to give you four simple ways you can review your numbers to conduct your own budget check-up. You’ll take a look at your debt, emergency savings, net worth, and discretionary spending.

Saving enough money for retirement can be confusing and intimidating, which can prevent people from thinking about it altogether. This lack of planning is just one threat to your future’s financial security.  Whether you’ve been planning for years or you’re just starting out, here are seven threats to your retirement to keep in mind. 

For most everyone, following the basic money rules is the path to success. However, just like all rules, there are exceptions. Knowing when to break a money rule can be the key to long term financial success. 

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, you have had several opportunities to exceed your holiday budget with still nearly a month to go.  If you find yourself in that situation, don’t panic. You have several options available that can use to get yourself out of this financial difficulty.

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