“Mo money, mo problems,” a popular song lyric popularized by the Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls) in the ‘90s, laid out the problems inherited as one’s cash supply grows. But, what if your problem is a lack of money to begin with? Certainly no one, not even Biggie Smalls, is arguing that there are somehow less… Read More


Dogs. The very name conjures up thoughts of adorable puppies, tear jerking movies, and fond nostalgia for owners. They’re cute, they’re fluffy, and they’re a man’s best friend (women seem to love them, too!). While we wouldn’t advise you to take financial advice from your dog (insert puns here…”de-paw-sit”), we can point out where Fido… Read More


Wire Fraud. Picture this: You’ve saved $75,000 — your entire life savings for a down payment on a new home. You spent months looking and finally found your dream house. Your offer’s been accepted, your mortgage approved and closing day is set. You’re over the moon. Before you close, you’re emailed wire instructions on where… Read More


No one likes insufficient funds notices and the hefty overdrafts that come with them. Overdrafts can create setbacks and unnecessary financial strain that cause us to channel our inner groundhog – hiding at their very sight. Luckily, you can rest easy with these four simple tips to help prevent  them. 1. Sign up for Online… Read More


  A new year brings a chance to start fresh with just about anything. If your midnight toast included a resolution to improve your financial health, here’s how to make it happen. Get on a budget To get ahead, it’s important to know where you stand and to create a plan with realistic goals such… Read More


Thanks to mainstream entertainment like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later and World War Z, you’ve probably thought about what you would do, where you would go (*ahem*…highly secure military base or Winterfell) and how you would survive if a zombie outbreak rendered our world helpless. “Zombie attacks” made the list of disasters people worry… Read More


October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. Here are five tips to keep your money safe: 1)  Set up account alerts. This is an easy and effective way to both manage your finances and alert you to possible fraudulent transactions through email or text message. Click on the heading “Settings & Alerts” to enroll for… Read More


Saving Up for Your Time Off According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, August has the highest number of births. What’s more, September 16th represents the most common birthday of the year. While we can only speculate about why so many babies are born this time of year (insert cheeky remarks about too many glasses… Read More


Young adults often bump into a cold fact of financial life: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having bad credit does. Lenders, rental offices and insurance companies use your financial track record to judge how likely you are to pay debts and bills — and if you’re a blank… Read More