This week we’re sharing tips on establishing an emergency savings plan, which IRA plan to choose for an inheritance, and what to know about a credit report. Here’s what you need to know now. Starting an emergency fund can seem overwhelming, but Sarah Winfrey from Business Insider shares a few tips that emphasize that you’re… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on filling out the FAFSA, what steps to take when transitioning from two incomes to one, as well as what expenses are tax deductible while job-hunting. Here’s what you need to know now. Despite thinking you might be ineligible to receive financial aid for your college-bound child, Janet Berry-Johnson from… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips to cut your heating bill, how to spend a year-end bonus, and ways to find cheaper flights. Here’s what you need to know now. As temperatures dip, many homeowners brace themselves for higher energy bills. Emily Lugg for Daily Finance explains that taking a proactive approach to energy efficiency can… Read More


This week we’re breaking down the benefits of comprehensive auto insurance, as well as sharing tips on financial record-keeping and avoiding surprise medical bills. Here’s what you need to know now. Is comprehensive auto insurance as “comprehensive” as it sounds? According to Amy Danise from Forbes, the coverage only protects you against a few specific… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips to pay off credit card debt, how to take advantage of a strengthening economy, and the tricks stores use to lure you into more spending. Here’s what you need to know now: Credit card debt can be daunting, especially if you owe a balance on several different cards, but it… Read More


This week we’re sharing habits that can sabotage your finances, how to budget with a fluctuating income, and how to get tax breaks from charitable giving. There are a number of habits that can lead to financial sabotage.  Jeff Rose of Daily Finance shares which habits you should break to avoid a dire financial situation.… Read More


This week we’re sharing tips on how to avoid hidden sources of debt, prioritize monthly payments, and what tax moves to make before the year-end.  Here’s what you need to know now: Excessive spending, unemployment and unexpected medical bills are not the only circumstances that can lead to unwanted debt. Maryalene LaPonsie from U.S. News… Read More


This week we’re discussing how to avoid common IRA mistakes, become a more skilled investor, and whether or not you should add your teenager as an authorized credit card user. Here’s what you need to know now: Along with 401Ks, IRAs are one of the most popular retirement accounts. They provide more flexibility than other… Read More


In this week’s edition of “What’s Impacting Your Wallet,” we’re sharing tips on how to effectively list your home for sale, improve your credit score, and pay off any lingering credit card debt. Here’s what you need to know now: Selling your house is a massive financial undertaking, especially when you take into account the… Read More


This week we’re sharing how you can ditch bad financial habits, establish trust with your financial advisor and choose the right health care plan. Here’s what you need to know now: Poor financial habits can make budgeting impossible and destroy your long-term savings. Prioritizing, automation and goal-setting can help keep your budget and finances on… Read More