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Apr 08, 2019

There is no doubt that the United States (and other countries around the world) rely on volunteers to provide a variety of community support. But did you know that you can significantly improve your own life by volunteering? Donating your time and experience to a worthy cause is a terrific way to enrich your life while making a significant difference in the quality of life of others.

Apr 03, 2019

Buying a vehicle can be both an exciting and stressful time. With so many options to consider – besides leather or cloth – choices can make a big difference in your purchasing experience. One of the first choices to make is whether to buy from a dealership or a private seller. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you decide where to start.

Mar 28, 2019

Starting the search for your first home can be a very exciting time. While you have likely dedicated countless hours to searching listings on your favorite real estate app, driving around town in search of for-sale signs, and possibly have even attended an open house or two, you should be prepared for the not-so-fun decisions of the home buying process – making the nitty-gritty financial decisions.

Feb 24, 2019

Is doing your tax filings yourself an excellent use of your time or should you hire a professional to handle your income taxes? As the annual tax season appears on the financial horizon, it’s crucial that you answer the question for yourself so that you can file your tax returns on time. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each method.

Feb 18, 2019

Did you know that most people have a fear of working with a financial advisor? In a world where financial success and stability often seems to make your life go round, it’s easy to be at least a little hesitant to put that all into another’s hands. But do we really know what financial advisors do and the benefits working with them can have on our financial lives?

Jan 30, 2019

Today our lives are stored on our phones, which may leave you asking: is technology like Face and Touch ID secure? At first blush it seems safe to assume that a phone or tablet that only unlocks when it identifies your face or your fingerprint is safe from information theft. With frequent news stories about hackers and people getting their identities stolen it seems reasonable to carefully examine every place your information is stored, including your electronic devices.

Jan 11, 2019

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, a government shutdown can be quite impactful. Maybe you don’t think it’s a big deal because you don’t see it having a direct impact on your financial well-being. Well, believe it or not, it may. Let’s explore this a bit further so you’re up-to-speed on the current environment and how you may experience the influence of government shutdown in your own life.

Jan 08, 2019

With a new year often comes a new perspective on managing money. Following a holiday season filled with gift giving, extra grocery shopping, and charitable donations, maybe you found yourself paying overdraft fees on your accounts. This can be a stressful and embarrassing situation, and in truth, a lot of people aren’t really sure what an overdraft is and how it works. So let’s get some clarification on overdrafts and insight on how to avoid them in the future.

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