Your Money Goes Further With Overseas Travel in 2015

At times it may feel like Lancaster, PA is about as far away as you can get from a quaint French bistro, a lively Italian piazza or the pristine mountains of Switzerland. But the fact is, overseas travel may be a little closer than you think this … [Read more...]

Top 4 Financial Topics I’ve Been Discussing

Throughout the year I've been participating in a Lunch & Learn series for the employees of Lancaster City. Each month we meet to discuss the top financial topics that are on their minds. The small group setting makes it easy for me to share … [Read more...]

Renter’s insurance 101: What You Need to Know

You’ve finally moved into your new apartment! You’ve set up the cable and wi-fi, organized your new closet and hung the last picture on the wall…you can finally relax and enjoy your new space, right? Not just yet. There’s one more thing you should do … [Read more...]

Essential Information on IRAs | Slideshare

In the past we shared several articles with information on Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). We've broken down the facts on Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs and why IRAs may be a smarter option than your company 401K. Today we're taking all of o … [Read more...]

Merging Finances When You Get Married

Summer is one of the most popular times to get married. Engaged couples are dreaming of what the big day will look like, where they will honeymoon and where they will live after the wedding. While planning a wedding, it’s easy for couples to get c … [Read more...]

Summer School: The Best Books about Money

Full of holidays and vacation days, summer is a great time to tackle that ever-growing reading list you’ve been compiling in your head. Why not use your time off to invest in your financial future, too? Whether you’re taking a fabulous “sm … [Read more...]

Smart Summer Spending: 3 Ways to Smart-cation

In years past stay-cations were the popular way to vacation on a incredibly limited budget. Instead of packing up for a week or two away, couples and families were taking extended weekend trips or even day trips at locations near their … [Read more...]

Spend Less on Summer Vacation: First-Rate Vacations Without First-Class Spending

Strapped for cash? There’s no need to sit things out this travel season. Here’s how to spend less on summer vacation without sacrificing the quality of your trip. Get off the ground with credit cards With the average cost of a domestic flight at jus … [Read more...]

The Spotlight Remains on Credit Unions’ Tax-Exempt Status

I have a Google Alert set-up for “credit unions” so that I can keep up-to-date with news from our industry as it breaks.  In the past few weeks I've seen a lot of buzz about the debate on credit unions' tax-exempt status, from both champions and oppo … [Read more...]

5 Tips on Spending Your Tax Refund: College Student Edition

  Tax season is slowly coming to a close as refunds are arriving for those tax returns submitted in April.  If you're a college student, you're already a third of the way into your summer, so it's time to start thinking about how you can make … [Read more...]