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It’s Free Shipping Day

Today Friday December 18th, is Free Shipping Day – a one-day shopping event during which participating merchants offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve.  FreeShippingDay.com is offering free shipping with no minimum order requirements, additional discounts and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve from over 1,000 retailers! Below you will find the top 20 offers. Get […]

Client Profile: Donna G.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. As you go about getting presents for loved ones, remember to stay on budget or you will end up with a debt hangover come next year. We helped our client Donna get out of credit card debt and now she’s banned her husband from spending thousands on Christmas […]

Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25
Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25 this Year
The Americans with Disabilities Act has reached a landmark 25 year milestone. We look at how the act protects consumers and what it means for you.
Women-owned Businesses Are Becoming More Popular, Creating Jobs For The Common Good

Right now – someplace, somewhere, women owned businesses are popping up in the nation, creating jobs not only for those women but for millions of other Americans, too. A trend experts say is necessary to boost a wobbly economy. Up until the 1970’s a woman’s place was largely thought to be in the home rearing […]

Fraudsters Can Be Everywhere – Even In Your Home

Financial predators are everywhere… and may even be in our homes. Jon and Terri spent over $100,000 in legal costs to undo what her mother’s boyfriend Billy had done – an attempt to scam her mom out of her life’s savings. In 2011, Terri’s mother Jean was on her way to a dance class when […]

Is your City Coupon-Savvy? You’ll Never Guess Which City Is Savviest

When we hear of a coupon clipper, most of our minds instinctively gravitate towards poor, low income or elderly – not to a city where the average household income is over $75,000.  And, when we hear of San Francisco, the natural connection is with an expensive city, high standard of living and the iconic Golden […]

How Your Broker Gets Paid May Impact The Plans They Sell You!

Whether you’re investing in stocks and bonds, mutual funds or planning for retirement, it’s always a good idea to enlist the help of a financial advisor. There is no question that advance planning for anything, in general, can be daunting. And when it comes to planning how you will live the rest of your life […]

Financial Literacy Month: A Time to Spring Clean Your Financial House

The entire month of April is dedicated to raising financial awareness. Its purpose: to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Borrowing from the idea of spring cleaning which also usually starts for most people in April, this makes April the perfect time to put your finances in order […]

Valentine’s Day has gone to the Dogs – Literally

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and friends, lovers, husbands, wives, significant others and dog lovers – if they haven’t already – will hit the stores to get that special something for that special someone… or special dog in their lives. While humans will be purchasing chocolate and flowers or jewelry for their human companions, dog […]

Gmail scam alert! Fraudsters are always at it, you could be next!

Every minute 19 Americans get their identities stolen. Each year at least 10 million Americans fall victim to identify theft, according to TransUnion. Crooks are always on the prowl, devising clever schemes to steal unsuspecting people’s identity.  The latest scam comes in the form of an email designed to look just like one you’d get […]

7 Steps to Avert Becoming a “Bag Lady”

Life’s circumstances can change in a blink of an eye and you can suddenly find yourself living in different shoes. Many women, both those who are wealthy and those who are a little less so, fear becoming penniless and homeless as they get to retirement age. So if you harbor those fears, you’re not alone. […]

Expecting an Inheritance? 3 Tips to avoid wasting sudden wealth

$177,000! That’s the average amount an American is expected to inherit according to HSBC Holdings, a banking company. The cliche “easy come, easy go,” should never apply to an inheritance, but often does. Studies show heirs lose, spend or donate half of their inheritance. Although you didn’t work for it, bear in mind that Aunt Tilly or Grandpa Tom probably worked really hard to amass the wealth they have passed on to you. […]

Keep Fido away from the Thanksgiving dinner table, save a trip to the vet

Humans salivate over the slightest smell of food. For dogs with a much keener sense of smell, it must be torture. While humans can stop the drooling by indulging, Fido can’t.  Certain foods are very harmful to your dogs and can trigger gastrointestinal infections and canine pancreatitis. So instead of passing your mother-in laws pumpkin […]

Think you love Green Bean Casserole? Not more than Kentuckians

Thirty million green bean casseroles! That’s the number expected to grace the tables of Americans across the country this Thanksgiving. Del Monte – distributor and marketer of green beans asked 1,500 Americans how fond they are of the “Classic” green-bean casserole side dish. Who loves it the most?  Kentucky, where 78 percent of residents “really […]

Seniors take action to stay healthy
Do the Elderly Have to be Wealthy to Stay Healthy?
Healthcare costs for seniors are on the rise, but with fixed incomes Baby Boomers are having to find new ways to stay healthy without being wealthy.
How to Escape Your Unemployment (or Under-Employment) Trap

Principal Recruiter Lays the Blueprint By Ginny Grimsley There’s good news for jobs in the United States. •  In June, the private sector added 288,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. •  The unemployment rate has shrunk to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, when the Great Recession was just starting. The […]

Creating Positive Financial Habits for Your Children

Nationally Recognized Personal Finance Expert Explains How to Educate Your Kids about Money As a parent, it’s important to introduce your children to healthy habits, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to the topic of finances. “Instilling financial discipline in your children  is easiest at a young age, especially if you can do it […]

Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future.

By Jeffrey Strain One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things that have lead to them not being in order. If you continue […]

College graduates less likely to be trapped by credit card debt

By Kelly Dilworth If you’re thinking about skipping college in order to avoid becoming saddled with too much debt, you may want to think twice about your decision. College graduates not only earn substantially more over the course of their lifetimes. They’re also much less likely to become mired in high-interest credit card debt, according […]

10 worst credit card mistakes

By Kay Bell and Karen Haywood Queen Whether you’re in a financial crunch, dream of an island vacation or want to earn more rewards, credit card offers may appear to be the solution. Not so fast, says Joanne Kerstetter, spokeswoman for Money Management International. “Just because you’re getting credit card offers doesn’t mean the credit […]