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Do I need an emergency fund?

Published on January 04, 2019


Q: Do I need to have a separate rainy day fund and emergency fund?
A: Rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. It’s important to have both available to tap into as needed. Read on for answers to all your questions on rainy day and emergency funds.

Five scams to watch out for after the holidays

Published on December 07, 2018


The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down. Protect yourself from these five common scams that happen this time of year:


Published on November 01, 2018


Q: I have several outstanding debts and I’m worried about wage garnishment. What do I need to know? A: Wage garnishment is the process in which funds are deducted from a person’s salary to pay for their outstanding debts.

Discounts for Students

Published on October 25, 2018


Between astronomical tuition bills, piles of textbooks to purchase, foods costs and supplies, being a college student is definitely not cheap. Lucky for you, there are loads of companies out there that think you deserve a budgeting break. Here are five of the best student discounts out there.

Should I Be Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates?

Published on October 18, 2018


On June 13, the Federal Funds Target rate was increased for the second time in 2018. The rate increase was prompted by optimistic feelings about the general state of the economy. In addition, inflation rates are close to the Feds target goal, while unemployment rates have dropped to 3.8%.