Money 101


Stories about the basics of good money management.

6 Ways to Lower the High Cost of Healthcare

What’s the No. 1 financial concern of most Americans? It’s the high cost of healthcare. Here are six ways to lower those costs and make them more manageable. If I asked you to name a financial concern that worries you the most, what would it be? If you’re like many Americans, you’d say it’s not [...]

The Best Time to Start Saving Money is NOW

It’s never to late to start saving money. The sooner you get started, the better prepared you’ll be for what life throws your way. Regardless of where you are in life, the time to start saving money is now. Putting aside a portion of your income or increasing your savings efforts is always a smart [...]

Here Are 7 Smart Financial Resolutions for 2017

It’s a New Year and you have a clean slate. It’s time to set some financial resolutions for 2017. It’s the New Year – a time to start over, to begin anew, to write on that clean slate. It’s another 365 days to get some slice of your life on the right track. Many people [...]

Get Your Finances in Order with this Year-end Checklist

It’s the end of another year and time to get your finances in order. Here’s a year-end checklist to use. The month of December is flying by. We’re betting that you still have a long to-do list to complete before the holidays arrive. Here’s one task that should be at the top of your list [...]

10 Ideas for Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

Just remember, budget-friendly isn’t synonymous with boring, and expensive doesn’t equal exciting. Here are budget-friendly summer ideas. Ahhhh, summer! The kiddos are out of school, the bees are buzzing, and your house is alive with excitement. While summertime is a chance to sit back and unwind, it’s also a time for fun. The challenge, however, [...]