One of the newest budgeting trends made popular by Generation Z is similar to one from a less digital world, about 20 to 30 years ago. Before the surge of plastic payment methods and virtual wallets, hoarding cash was the norm. However, the recent cash-stuffing trend has taken social media platforms by storm. If you’ve… Read More


According to the most recent Consumer Price Index report, food prices have risen 11.4 percent from August 2021 to August 2022. In the same year, common food items have drastically increased including eggs, which went up by 39.8 percent, and butter, which rose by 24.6 percent. As the cost of groceries continues to rise, we’ve… Read More


Who couldn’t use some extra dough in today’s high-priced market? Whether you’re trying to outpace inflation, saving for a big purchase, or aiming to grow your emergency fund, finding creative ways to earn extra cash can help you expedite your financial goals.  Fortunately, we’re highlighting seven ways to earn some extra cash using your skills,… Read More


Insufficient funds notices and overdraft fees can be an unnecessary strain on your finances, but with some planning and these five strategies, you can help avoid them. Here’s how:  Sign up for Account Alerts  Most online banking services offer email or even text message alerts to warn you of low balances. An alert can notify you when… Read More


The ability to effectively manage your credit is a key component of financial literacy and the purpose of today’s article is to briefly shed light on a few credit essentials. What is credit, and why is it important? Before we get into what factors make up a credit score, it’s helpful to grasp why it’s… Read More


Es posible que elaborar un presupuesto no sea la tarea más glamorosa de su lista de tareas pendientes, pero ciertamente es una de las más importantes. Esto se debe a que los presupuestos afectan cada parte de su vida financiera, desde cuánto puede ahorrar para unas vacaciones paradisíacas hasta su capacidad de pagar la deuda… Read More


Savvy Sale Tips to Save Year-Round Every December, like clockwork, consumers are torn between their budgets and sentimentality. The pressure of the holidays and the sense of urgency that the end of the year brings can often lead to impulsive purchases, overspending and credit card debt. This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend an… Read More


Something is growing in popularity amongst the nation’s largest generation (Millennials) and it isn’t sparkly boots, bold patterns or color blocking. It’s something far more widespread and even a little more obscure. What it is exactly? It’s SAVING. According to a recent study, an estimated 50 percent of them have $15,000+ socked away. What’s more,… Read More


Saving money is a key way to fund major spending without going into debt. But if you find hanging on to cash challenging, we got you covered. Here are seven easy ways to making saving money easier. 1. Cut energy waste Unplugging electronics before bed is one simple way to save money. Televisions, computers and… Read More