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Budgeting  May 13, 2021
Why You Need a Financial GPS

The last part of my morning routine goes like this: Get in the car. Open Pandora (the free version, of course). Select the Nelly & St. Lunatics channel. Open the Waze app. Select location labeled as Work. Back out of my driveway; I’m on the way! You might think that it’s silly for me to…

Taxes  May 10, 2021
Big Changes with the Child Tax Credit – Including an Advance Payment

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 really helped many taxpayers with 2020 Federal income taxes. But there are also tax changes for tax year 2021 that may impact you. One of these changes is an expansion of the Child Tax Credit for those eligible for the credit in 2021. How the Child Tax Credit…

How to Teach Your Kids to Budget for Their First Jobs

First of all, congratulations! Your teen has their first paying job. This is a milestone and a time where they’ll learn new things about work, life, money, and themselves. This is an excellent time to teach foundational principles and practical budgeting. Your teen can also earn more financial independence. Save. Spend. Give. All the things…

Let’s Get Reading! The Best Books to Get the Money Conversation Started With Your Kids

Talking to your children about money is a difficult conversation for many parents to have. Starting the talk is the hardest part. No matter how old your children are, here are some ideas to get the ball rolling. Sometimes reading a book to children...

Budgeting  May 06, 2021
How to Pay Bills Without a Bank Account

According to a report by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) in 2019, 5.4% of households in American were unbanked or had no bank accounts. There are several reasons that someone may not have a bank account. Past financial mistakes lik...

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