Warm weather and more time off over the summer usually means there’s a vacation in the works! Summer is a great time to kick back, relax, get away and enjoy the outdoors. While it’s easy for expenses to quickly pile up when planning (and while on) a vacation, if you can plan ahead, you can save you and your family time, money and stress! After all, it is a vacation! With the winter finally behind us, Americans are itching to get out and about this summer.
How much money do we need to be happy? It’s a question that is asked as often as money has been a form of exchange for payment. Can money really buy you happiness? These are questions that we, as consumers, ask every day. Whether we are buying morning coffee at Starbucks or a new car we are thinking about whether we have enough money to get what we want. In this respect, we are constantly using money as a way to maximize our personal happiness, even if our target purchase is outside of our financial means. [Read more...]
Congratulations on graduating from college! College graduation is a major milestone that comes with many emotions. While this occasion deserves to be celebrated, it also marks a new phase of personal and professional responsibilities. College graduates can look forward to exciting new opportunities that will help advance their career as well as the prospect of earning real money. [Read more...]
Teaching kids about money does not have to be complicated. Financial Literacy month is a great opportunity to introduce kids to money and get them comfortable using it. Believe it or not, children have personal finances in the form of birthday money or allowances. Teaching children good money habits early on will foster better money management habits as adults. In addition, financial education at an early age can help increase knowledge and confidence about money as well as decrease the likelihood of financial problems later in life! Learning about finances starts at home and it is important for you as their parent, guardian or loved one to teach your children the relationship between earning, spending and saving to help them understand the value of money. Teaching children how to manage their money creates a brighter financial future!