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The current market conditions can certainly make us all a little nervous about investing and perhaps lead us all to question our strategy.  Following a few basic tips can be helpful in these turbulent times.

Are you planning to buy a home this spring or summer? Now is really the time to start planning to make sure you are well prepared to get the best rate, price and have the best experience.  And, you will want to be the most attractive buyer in a seller’s market.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it might be a good time to talk about love and money.  What do they have in common? Both are important to having a healthy and long lasting relationship.  

Categories: Money Matters, Saving

There are traditionally several opportunities to spend money during February.  From Super Bowl parties to Valentine’s Day to many other social events that seem to dominate the short month the opportunity to spend is great. The good news, there are also several ways to save in February too.

Following a budget can be restrictive, tiresome and grows old really fast. Unfortunately, budgeting is the best way to stay in control of your money, live within your means and have less financial stress in our lives. Don’t worry, there are ways to avoid budget burnout especially if you recognize the causes of being overwhelmed by your budget.

Financial success is not always easily found. There are several ways to start down the wrong path that can create difficult financial burdens to overcome.  It doesn’t have to be that way though. There is a SIMPLE way to better financial outcomes.

Categories: Financial, Money, Money Matters

Have you thought about what you might do if you received an unexpected windfall money, say from lottery winnings?  Most of us are not likely to win the Powerball but it is very likely that many of us will receive bonuses, inheritances or even large tax refunds.  Making smart decisions when this happens can change your financial future positively.

Categories: Money Matters, Saving, Spending

There are so many ways to spend less or save more that trying to do them all in one month can become overwhelming.  A better way to accomplish your financial goals is to break the tasks down to items to complete each month.  This provides a manageable list of actions to accomplish in the month and we are more likely to see better results.

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