4 Ways To Bring Your Dream Kitchen To Life

4 Ways To Bring Your Kitchen To Life
4 Ways To Bring Your Kitchen To Life

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we spend many hours whipping up delectable dishes to please every palate and food plan. It’s where we catch a quick morning chat over coffee and linger over dinners together in the early evening. 

The kitchen is where it’s at. 

Category: Home Ownership
Tags: kitchen, fixes, remodeling, budgeting

The 20% Down Myth

The 20% Down Myth
The 20% Down Myth

Are you desperate to own a home of your own? 
If that’s your dream, you are likely saving up, dollar by hard-earned dollar, until you have that magic number: 20% of your dream home’s total value. That’s what all the experts say, right? 
For the average American home, 20% amounts to a pretty big number. Throw in closing costs and you’ve

Category: Home Ownership
Tags: mortgages, down payment, myth, government programs

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash
7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape.

The warmer weather and the brilliant sunshine pouring through your windows can fill you with boundless energy. You’re going to banish those dust bunnies! Every piece of useless

Category: Budgeting
Tags: spring cleaning, money, donations

Beware Social Media Scams!

Beware Social Media Scams!
Beware Social Media Scams!

The social media explosion has forever changed the way we interact with one another. In fact, everyone knows that a vacation, a dinner out or child’s milestone never really happened unless you post it on Facebook or Instagram.

But what most people don’t realize is that the advent of social media has generated its own brand of

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: scams, social media

Beware These Tax Scams!

Beware These Tax Scams
Beware These Tax Scams

Once again, the IRS and the FTC are warning the public of a series of tax-related scams to be wary of during this busy and stressful time. Here’s what you need to know: 

Scam variations 

There are several ways scammers can use tax season for fraud. 

1.)   Phony refund 

In one scenario,

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: financial self-defense, Taxes, scams

Share Certificate Shopping: How To Keep Your Money Spinning!

Share Certificate Shopping: How To Keep Your Money Spinning!
Share Certificate Shopping: How To Keep Your Money Spinning!

Share Savings Certificates are an excellent savings option. They’re NCUA-insured, which gives you peace of mind in knowing your deposits are secure. They’ve got a better dividend rate than a savings account and

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: Share Saving Certificates, Savings, Planning, Budget

The Do's And Don'ts Of Credit Repair

The Do's And Don'ts Of Credit Repair
The Do's And Don'ts Of Credit Repair

If you’ve recently been rejected from a credit application of any kind, you may be looking at a poor credit score for any number of reasons. You might have been late with your credit card payments, have an outstanding judgment against you or have even been frauded or

Category: Financial Wellness
Tags: credit score, Budget, Financial Health, Planning

Why Choose A Credit Union?

Why Choose A Credit Union
Why Choose A Credit Union?

Q: I love my credit union, but I also have a checking account at a bank. Should I move that account to a credit union?


A: You’re not alone. Many Americans are dissatisfied with their banks.

Tags: Banking, financial wellness, Credit Unions, Planning, accounts

15 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly!

15 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly!
15 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly!

Spring is in the air! And aside for the hum of lawnmowers, newly bloomed flowers and the chime of the ice cream truck, spring means the chance at a fresh start in a fresh, new home. 

If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you likely want to see that

Category: Home
Tags: selling, home, moving, tips

Saving On Home Renovations

Saving On Home Renovations
Saving On Home Renovations

Is your kitchen in desperate need of a facelift? Bathrooms haven’t been remodeled since Bush was in the White House? (And we’re not saying which one!)


With the warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are thinking of making minor and major household improvements. And for most, the cost will be prohibitive:

Category: Budgeting, Home
Tags: home renovation, HELOC, tips, remodeling

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