Archive for the ‘On Your Own’ Category

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How to make memorial donations

July 6th, 2017 Melissa Koop

One of the ways to honor someone who has passed away is to make a donation in their memory. Not only does this honor the deceased’s life, it also helps create a legacy for that individual in the future. But what’s the best way to go about this? And how can you ensure the money […]

eBook: Your guide to investing

June 22nd, 2017 madmin

Investing can be a daunting task. While you want your money to work as hard as you do, it can be difficult to determine where to start. Shall you open an IRA account or put all your money in a 401(k) account? What are bonds? How should you adjust your investment strategy as you age? […]

Clearing up myths about credit scores

June 8th, 2017 Ana Maria Senica

So what exactly is a credit score? What’s it used for? Do I have one? Do I need one? You may have lots of questions about your credit score, and that’s common. Credit scores are very complicated and there are many myths surrounding them. But they’re very important for your future and gaining a better […]

Are you telling yourself these money lies?

March 1st, 2017 Kathy Swenson

Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. It’s not different when it comes to our personal finances. When we want to make ourselves feel better about our finances, we often tell ourselves little lies to make it seem better than it actually is. The trouble is – if we do it too much, we may end […]

Our best money management tips for young professionals

February 21st, 2017 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 […]

Shredding financial documents

Most popular blog articles of 2016

January 12th, 2017 madmin

It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone is filled with good intentions. As you make resolutions about your personal relationships and your health, don’t forget about your finances. January is the perfect time to complete those money management tasks you’ve been pushing off for 12 months. We’ve pulled together the most popular money […]

How to get your feet wet with investing

October 6th, 2016 Mike Finlayson

Investing can be intimidating – especially if you’re just starting out on your own. While you want your money to work as hard as you do, it can be difficult to determine where to start. Should you open an IRA account or put all your money in a 401(k) account? What are bonds? How should […]

9 ways to protect your financial information from ID theft

9 ways to protect your financial information from ID theft

July 1st, 2016 Kari Nelson

Just like budgeting or retirement planning, identify theft is one of those money management tasks that most people know they need to pay attention to, but many brush it off for another day. Sure – identity theft is a big problem, but what are the chances it will actually happen to you? This attitude can […]

eBook: The everyday guide to saving

June 12th, 2016 madmin

Finding ways to save can be a challenge. While we all have good intentions, it can often seem like there’s little left after paying the bills, mortgage and other obligations. But the important thing to remember is that saving a little over time can really add up. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on […]

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Tips to effectively manage your money as a college student

May 19th, 2016 Mark Sandvig

Let’s be honest – creating a budget as a college student probably isn’t at the top of your priority list. The new-found freedom of living on your own coupled with the invigorating college setting means it’s hard to focus on the practical things like money management. But with greater freedom also comes greater responsibility. And […]

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