Credit Disability Insurance: Will You Be Covered In A Time of Need?

Editor's Note: This post was originally posted on January 7, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy. Being prepared for the unexpected, like a debilitating illness or an unforeseen broken bone, can help secure the financial future of your support … [Read more...]

4 Smart Ways Married Couples Can Manage Post-Wedding Finances

Tis’ the season for marriage! If you're a recent newlywed, you may finally be settling down after the marriage festivities, opening gifts, and adding up the money you received to start your new life together. Depending on someone's relationship with … [Read more...]

Have Fun with Saving Money: No Penny Pinching Necessary

Saving money may not always sound very exciting in the moment, but it’s hard to deny that the rewards are worth it.  Whether you need to start an emergency savings fund or you’re building a down payment for a home or car, buckling down and saving … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself from Debit Card Fraud

For many people, debit cards are the perfect plastic. They offer most of the conveniences of credit cards with no risk of accumulating debt. They are a great tool for people who are trying to control their spending and stick to a budget. But like … [Read more...]

Is Writing a Will a Financial Necessity?

Do you have a formal will in place?  What are your reasons for procrastinating? Maybe you feel like writing a will is too complicated or too expensive, or maybe you think your property will automatically go to your spouse or children anyway.  If you … [Read more...]

What Business Owners Should Know Before Deciding to Break a Contract

A large part of running a business involves entering into contracts. Some contracts can be relatively minor while others can be rather monumental. No matter what the nature of the contract, a breach of contract might be necessary due to delays, … [Read more...]

Lancaster Small Business: Interview with Zoetropolis Art House

We sat down with Leigh, Nate, and Cheila, from Zoetropolis Art House to discuss the financial hurdles facing small art houses and Lancaster small business. We covered a range of topics from paying distributors, balancing wants with needs, and working … [Read more...]

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

Rewarding careers don't always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the … [Read more...]

Nonprofits in Lancaster: Interview with Lancaster Farm Fresh

We recently sat down with Casey Spacht, Founder of Lancaster Farm Fresh, to discuss the ins and outs of local co-ops, financial decision-making, and balancing the wants and needs of farmers in the Lancaster area. How did Lancaster Farm Fresh … [Read more...]

Applying for a Loan? You Should Know Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

We suggest that every customer applying for a loan know their credit score.  It’s a universal ranking that every lender will check during the application process.  It gives a snapshot of your history of borrowing and repaying money.  But, there’s … [Read more...]