Store Credit Cards, Balance Transfers & More: Make the Smart Money Decision

Every day we’re faced with making decisions about our money. What feels like a smart money choice in the moment may have repercussions in the future. You might be tempted to save money on a purchase now only to have your credit score suffer.  You … [Read more...]

How To Be Financially Smart At Any Age

  As you go through the stages of life what it means to be “financially smart” will change. A smart financial move when you’re approaching your 40s is not the same as a smart financial move for a 19-year-old in college. At 40, there are more … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Retirement?: Essential Information on IRAs and 401(k)s

While you’re young, you may not be thinking about saving for retirement. You’re probably more focused on paying off student loan debt, searching for a job, or buying a house. But, starting to save for your financial future early will only benefit you … [Read more...]

All About Your Credit Score: What it is and Why it’s Important

Have you had the chance to check your credit score recently?  Were you pleased with the results? If so, you’re good company. Many Americans are seeing their credit scores jump.  According to April 2017 information from Fair Isaac, the creator of FICO … [Read more...]

A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to the Student Loan Process

Will I Need a Student Loan? How Much Will I Need? Financing a college education can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re sending your first child off to campus or this is your first time exploring the concepts of financial aid, federal grants, … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips for Travel: Vacation Advice You Need to Know

  School’s out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for fun! At least that’s what summer means to most people. But how do you get through this summer vacation season without breaking the bank? Here’s some money saving tips for travel that … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Stop Your Bad Saving Habits Today

For those of you who are trying to save money, we’ve written several posts about the right way to grow your savings. But, if you’re not having savings success, it may be that you’ve developed some bad saving habits and are going about the things the … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Getting Scammed When Selling Online

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer and you may be ready to tackle spring cleaning.  Before you toss those boxes of old toys, electronics, or furniture, you might consider selling them online. Online classified sites can be a fantastic way to … [Read more...]

Do You Know About the 2017 Tax Filing Extension?

The date April 15 is probably as quickly recognizable to most Americans as July 4 or December 25. Traditionally recognized as Tax Day, it's the deadline for filing your tax return.  With less than one month to go, you may be feeling the pressure and … [Read more...]

Keep Your Budget in Check: Free Things To Do in Lancaster, PA This Spring

With Spring on the horizon, it’s safe to say that we’re all itching to get outside, enjoy the warmer weather, and explore our city. But, after a winter spent hibernating indoors, can your wallet handle all the items on your mental “want to do” … [Read more...]