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Financial Resolutions for 2013

The start of 2013, like any new year, is a great time for resolutions. This is the time when people everywhere hit the gym with new vigor and pledge to be healthier. It’s fairly common to consider diet, relationships and jobs when someone sits down to brainstorm healthy resolutions. However, something that’s often overlooked is […]

The Fiscal Cliff Explained

Have you heard the term “fiscal cliff” tossed around in the news a lot lately? With the election over, the fiscal cliff is getting a lot of attention. That’s why we’re here to give you a clear, condensed definition so you understand it. In a nutshell, the fiscal cliff refers to a set of steep […]

How Technology Affects Spending Habits

For years, a popular piece of spending advice suggested that paying with cash, as opposed to credit cards, is a better way to manage money.  Every time you pay with cash, it’s money out the door, which psychologically internalizes the expense and helps you budget since you can more clearly see what’s left over. With […]

The Importance of Estate Planning

We have enough responsibilities in our lives to keep us busy, so when we have free time, we’d much rather kick back, relax and do something we enjoy. And typically, the things we enjoy do not include end-of-life planning. You’d much rather watch a movie or play a game with your child than think about […]

How to Create a Budget

There are a multitude of different reasons why people go bankrupt, but a more common reason is poor budgeting. Developing a budget and sticking to it can be hard for even the most attentive and frugal among us; just think how difficult it can be for a large household on a single income or a […]

Superstorm Sandy: Part II

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, big banks actually have a chance to play the good guy for once, ABC News reported earlier this month. Last week we discussed what the government-backed mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are doing to provide relief to homeowners facing foreclosure, eviction and mortgage-related penalties. In some cases, […]