Back-to-School Shopping Checklist: College Edition

It’s that time of year again: Back to school – retail’s second biggest spending event. College students, in particular, have to do some serious shopping to prepare for a new semester. Aside from tuition and room and board, they usually … Continued

5 Small Business Trends You May Want to Follow in 2014

True entrepreneurial spirit was a hallmark of 2013. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, about 476,000 new business owners emerged each month – a strong sign of economic recovery in the U.S. And the trend is likely to continue through … Continued

Party Planning On a Budget

Throwing a big bash doesn’t have to take a big bite out of your wallet. It’s the season for celebrations – graduations, wedding showers, engagement parties and reunions. But can you really throw a great bash on a budget? Absolutely, … Continued

5 Apps that will Change the way You do Your Finances

Sticking to a budget is never easy – especially if you keep track of your spending in your head.

Based on reviews from CNNMoney and PC Magazine, here are some of the top personal finance apps that can help you monitor your spending, keep track of your bills and stay on budget.

Shop Yard Sales Like a Pro

Save more and spend less, with these tried and true tips. As the weather warms up, bargain hunting takes on a whole new meaning as yard sale season begins – for many savvy shoppers, a great way to save hard-earned … Continued

Save Money and Energy on Air Conditioning

Keep those summer electricity bills from going through the roof. “Shut the door! You’re letting the cool air out!” If you’re a parent, you may have said this to your kids. And you probably remember your parents saying it back in the … Continued

Flowchart: What Type of Home Loan is Best for You?

Do you own a home and need money for ongoing or major expenses? Whether you’re looking to finance a home renovation, pay medical bills, school tuition, or even consolidate your debt, we can help you discover the best types of … Continued

4 Common Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

Starting a small business can be a highly rewarding, yet highly challenging undertaking. Nearly half of all new businesses don’t make it past the five-year mark, according to the US Small Business Administration (US SBA). If you have aspirations to … Continued