money falling onto man from sky Tax Refund on the Way? Things to Do with Your Refund!

If the numbers lined up in your favor this year, and you’ll be getting a refund, be sure to put it to good use. Extra money in your checking account can magically disappear unless you have a plan!

IRS tax forms Some Last-Minute Tax Time Tips for Easy Filing

No one enjoys filling out their tax returns. Let’s face it – if it’s not the hassle of finding all the W2s from each employer, then it’s gathering up the receipts. Tax season can be very cumbersome. Here are some tips to smooth out the process:

Crook standing on computer "fishing" for passwords Ransomware Scam Alive and Well! Don’t Click!

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from using your computer until you pay a certain amount of money. It’s essentially extortion, with all the data on your computer at risk unless you pay.

February is American Heart Month February Is American Heart Month

DID YOU KNOW THAT HEART DISEASE CLAIMS THE LIVES OF ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is that one-fourth of all heart disease deaths are preventable and you can take proactive steps towards a healthy heart.

bounced check The DO’s and DON’Ts of Checkbook Management

If you have a checking account and a debit card, at SOME point in your life, you will accidentally overdraw your account. Even the best money managers can lose track of a debit transaction (or two) or an automatic payment. And when it hits? It hurts. In the wallet. Not only are you charged a fee by YOUR financial institution, you may be charged a returned check fee by the receiver’s institution. Thus, a snowball effect begins on your account.

salt on icy roads Ways to Prevent Road Salt from Affecting Your Car

Snow-covered roads. Whiteouts. Black ice. All are situations that we are now all dealing with this winter. Winter came … all at once. And it’s not over yet!

home inventory Make a Home Inventory!

Do you know anyone who has lost their home in a fire? Or how about valuables in a burglary? It’s a frightening thing to think about, but one you really need to prepare for to help ease the burden of recalling details while filing an insurance claim. You’ve probably thought about this before, but it always seems to slip the “To-do” list.

budget money in a jar 10 Steps to Making a Financial Budget

2016! Where did 2015 go? And how did 2015’s resolutions work out? Setting goals is an important thing to do … and if you were successful, you should be proud of yourself.