Financial Trends

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The single best investment you can make is in yourself.  We're here to help you and each of our community members prepare for whatever the future might hold for them.  Our articles are aimed to help you plan and make the best financial decisions you can.

Bond investment is a crucial part of maintaining a balanced portfolio. Because they can be complicated, you may be deterred from purchasing them. Bonds are great to have because they are typically safer than stocks – federal government issued bonds are considered the lowest risk. In order to get your piece of the pie, learn the basics of bonds by understanding how you can make money off of bonds and the types of bonds you can buy. Read more

The management of personal finances is something that everyone must face sooner or later. According to a poll issued by gobankingrates.com, “more than half of millennials have less than $10k saved for retirement.” In American households, Nerdwallet found that, “The average U.S. household with credit card debt has an estimated $6,929 in revolving balances, or balances carried from one month to the next.” With the knowledge of how little is being saved across America, we can put more effort into our own savings by simply following an easy budget. In this article, we will discuss the best way to manage money so that you can better your finances. Read more

A romantic relationship is one of the most important relationships we can make in our lives. How you and your partner handle finances is a topic that must be discussed as your relationship becomes more serious. In “The Couple’s Guide to Financial Compatibility” by Jeff Motske, CFP, “…of one thousand married couples, 48 percent of wives and 49 percent of husbands said they kept how much they paid for something from their spouses” (as cited in a Reader’s Digest survey). The first step is to be okay with the discomfort of financial discussions, then understand your own financial styles by taking a compatibility quiz, and finally, get to know your partner better through asking questions we’ve sampled below. Read more
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November 2, 2018
Budget

How to Create a Solid Budget Plan

Financial stress can be taxing on your overall well-being. Credit card bills, student loans, mortgages, and recurring payments, such as cell phone and car insurance payments, are just a few of the costs that Americans juggle every paycheck. As expenses loom, having no budget plan can cause a great deal […]
June 22, 2019
Side Hustle

Which Side Hustle fits you?

We see it all over social media, people posting about how their side hustle just paid for their week long vacation to Cabo. As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” Here’s a list of side hustle opportunities for you that will earn you some extra […]
June 4, 2019
Part Time Job

Part-Time Jobs That Pay What You Deserve

Are you trying to find a part-time job to make some extra money? Thinking about getting a part-time job often leads us to wonder if the pay will be worth giving up our spare time. Working a full-time job already fills our day. If you are going to be working […]
November 4, 2018
Don't be afraid

How the Fear of Failure is Holding You Back

The fear of failure is a fear that most people can relate to. No one likes to feel inadequate, a feeling that may be induced by failure. Time and time again, though, leaders often express that through failures, breakthroughs were achieved. Still, why is it that people fear this idea […]
December 2, 2018
Finances

The Best Way to Manage Money

The management of personal finances is something that everyone must face sooner or later. According to a poll issued by gobankingrates.com, “more than half of millennials have less than $10k saved for retirement.” In American households, Nerdwallet found that, “The average U.S. household with credit card debt has an estimated […]