What is the True Cost of Convenience?
The ease and convenience of home grocery delivery and meal delivery services can be a lifesaver as people continue to manage through COVID - especially for the homebound or those with high-risk health conditions. Food delivery is also essential for households without transportation, and helpful to anyone who decides that home grocery and meal delivery are services that meet their needs.
While home grocery and meal delivery are fast and convenient, it can be helpful to weigh the pros and cons of the added expenses involved if it is a choice and not a necessity. Outlined here are the key cost considerations of home grocery deliveries, restaurant deliveries, and home-delivered meal subscription boxes.Read More
Be Budget Aware
Inflation continues to put pressure on household budgets.
From groceries to gas, record-breaking inflation means the purchasing power of your money is decreasing each month.
Our partner GreenPath Financial Wellness offers you the following steps to keep "budget aware" to help navigate this period of high inflation, however long it lasts.Read More
Understanding Your Credit
Understanding your credit history can seem like a big mystery. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. Your credit score is more than knowing which credit bureau to contact or your credit limit. Having good credit is key to a solid financial future and can open up a world of opportunities from buying or renting a car, getting a mortgage, benefiting from lower interest rates, or even getting a better job – in some cases. What is your financial IQ when it comes to your credit? It all starts with knowledge and the good news is, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s start with the basics.Read More
Tips for a budget-friendly vacation
After a few challenging years of the pandemic, people are ready to venture out, experience new sights and sounds, and plan for a budget-friendly vacation. The kids are out of school, the summer season is around the corner, and it’s time for fun.
While traveling freely is on everyone’s mind, so are the financial uncertainties many households are experiencing. With rising prices on gas, travel and other items, money might not be going as far as it did last summer.
That’s why taking time to plan for a budget-friendly vacation can help you manage expenses, and enjoy your much-needed summer vacation without derailing your finances – and the fun.
Before you hit the open road this summer, check out a few budget-friendly vacation tips.Read More
Teach Your Kids how to Save
In celebration of National Teach Children to Save Day, we're talking about ways to educate children about finances. Remember, it's never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of your child's life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child's life. Educating your children about financial wellness will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.Read More