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One of the best moves to make when the economic situation becomes uncertain is to get your personal finances in order. And the only way to make that happen is to determine where your money is going and then develop a plan for spending that is optimal for your current situation. That’s where the budget comes in to play, it’s the roadmap to how you want your month to go financially. There are a few key steps to building a good budget.

As the state and the nation continue to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 there is a growing impact on the economy and the financial well-being of individuals. There are a few questions that can help you decide what your course of action should be during these challenging economic times.
 

As your financial situation changes, it is important to remember that your issues will require planning followed by a series of detailed actions. Often times before getting into detailed planning it is helpful to start with a bigger picture strategy. This can provide the proper focus to select the proper tactical objectives and actions to consider. The SIMPLE approach is one that can give you a great place to start and provide a framework for next steps.
 

Categories: Fraud, Identity Theft

Unfortunately in these uncertain times, fraudsters are continuing or even increasing their efforts to perpetuate frauds and scams. Awareness and verification are the best ways to prevent becoming a victim of fraud or scams.
 

The stock market has been very tumultuous during the last several weeks and there could be a few more weeks of this type of market activity as different events will impact the market. The current environment makes it very important to remember a few key principles for investing.
 

Developing and using a budget can be an important financial step for anyone to take no matter where they are in their financial life. Budgets don’t have to be complex using spreadsheets and formulas, sometimes simple is really better.
 

Starting a family can be a very exciting time for couples. Preparing to start a family financially can be one of the most important planning steps new parents can take when starting a family. These pre-baby tasks will help you have the information you need to make all of the financial choices that new parents make so that you are prepared financially for kids.