How to Be a Jedi with Your Finances

Happy Star Wars Day! Today, Star Wars fans worldwide celebrate their favorite movie franchise, wishing each other “May the fourth be with you” in honor of the films’ most iconic line. Though it may be difficult to imagine Obi-Wan Kenobi ever balancing a checkbook, there’s much to emulate from the Jedi Order when it comes ...  Read more

Everyday Triumphs

Surviving My Personal Money Crisis

My pivotal moment was fifteen years ago, but I remember the day like it was yesterday. It took a big emotional crisis for me to acknowledge the problem. A few years out of college, I was out of control. I wasn’t making crazy or unhealthy life decisions, but I just had no idea what my ...  Read more

How To

How to Spend Less and Get Healthy

While the majority of Americans want to eat healthier, many find it easier said than done. In fact, a whopping 52 percent of Americans believe that doing their income taxes is easier than understanding how to make healthy food choices, according to a recent study conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Not only ...  Read more

Tax Tips

My Tax Refund: To Spend or Save? [Infographic]

If there’s one upside to doing your taxes, it’s the refund that you might get once you file. And while almost 40 percent of Americans who get a refund use the money to pay down debt — you may be wondering what else you can do to put your money to work. Check out this infographic courtesy ...  Read more

How To

9 Ways to Save Money While Saving the Earth

As we celebrate Earth Day, remember that many things you do help preserve our planet for future generations and will save money, too! Here are some suggestions for efforts you can make, big and small, to cut your costs and be kind to the environment at the same time. Food and Packaging Grow your own. ...  Read more

Consumer IQ

Insurance Trends to Help You Save and Simplify

Let’s face it. Who doesn’t like saving time and money? While it may seem hard to do when you are paying for both auto and home insurance, there are ways to simplify and save. Here are a few ideas! Digital ID Cards You can do pretty much anything from your smartphone these days — including ...  Read more

Tax Tips

Taxes Done? 5 Ways to Prep for Next Year

Whether you received a nice tax refund or owe money, the last thing you probably want to do is think about preparing for next year’s taxes. But just think, spending a few minutes today could save you hours (and help maximize your refund) when you sit down to file next year. Here are five ways ...  Read more