Category Archives: Credit Cards

Hate the ‘B Word’? 7 Simple Steps To Create a Budget You Can Live With

by Liz Frazier Peck Everyone hates the B word. It’s easy to see why; your budget restricts what you do and judges every little mistake you make. As much as we hate budgets, without them we have no method to save for our goals or any concept of what and where we spend. Although a budget is an important part of our financial health, often times a budget can cause more harm than good. It… Read More »

Millions of People Will Soon See Their Credit Scores Improve – At Least a Little

Kenneth R. Harney If you’ve heard that some people might get a magic boost to their FICO credit scores in the 10-point range — without having to do anything — that’s right. But hundreds of thousands of consumers’ increases will be much larger. According to a massive new study of 30 million credit files just completed by score developer FICO, many Americans will experience score bumps in the coming months, mainly modest increases of fewer… Read More »

National Financial Literacy Month

What started out as a financial-literacy awareness day more than a decade ago is now a month-long campaign that has been recognized by Congress every year since 2004. The program is designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach people of all ages how to manage their money wisely.[i] And, according to recent surveys, Americans have a lot of room to improve in their financial knowledge. A July 2016 study by the Financial… Read More »

7 Family Finance Tips to Consider for the New Year

Financial Planning Tips for a New Year | Advise from Financial Planners and Jordan Dechtman Wealth Management

As 2016 comes to a close, people across the country are starting to plan their New Year’s Resolutions. While exercise or losing weight are common goals, we’d like to recommend a resolution that can have a huge impact on your lifestyle: Creating a Financial Plan for 2017 As Mark Avallone writes in the article below, a few minutes to update your plan for the coming year can help you start the new year on the… Read More »