Archive for May, 2012

Making financial decisions – don’t let emotions get in the way

May 25th, 2012 Cindi Schrock

At its core, personal finance concepts are usually straightforward and simple. However, some people struggle with managing their money by letting their emotions get involved. For example, you purchase a more expensive version of a rug because it features the pattern all the home décor magazines have been raving about. Or you upgrade your car […]

Buying a home: Hidden costs of buying a home

May 18th, 2012 Tammi Sauer

Editors Note – this article is the fourth article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. As if the home-buying process isn’t overwhelming enough, there are many hidden costs of purchasing a home that you […]

eBook: Money management for young professionals

May 9th, 2012 madmin

As a young professional, you are confronted every day with new experiences. Managing your personal finances is just one of these many challenges. What exactly is a 401(k)? What’s the smart way to pay off college loans? How can I start to save? What is my credit score, and why does it matter? In this […]

Is online banking safe?

May 4th, 2012 Allen Schneider

With the continued growth of the Internet, an increasing number of banks and credit unions are offering online services to customers. While online banking offers the potential for safe, convenient ways to manage your money, it’s important you also understand the risks. Safe online banking involves making good choices – decisions that will help you […]