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7 ways to stay financially healthy during a crisis

Published on March 26, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus landed on American shores, each day seems to bring more devastating news about the state of our economy. With all this uncertainty, it’s easy to fall into a panic and wonder if financial ruin is on the horizon. However, worrying about it is as effective as changing a tire with a shoe. The best way to approach the unknown is to make sure you’re taking proper precautions to protect your personal finances during this time.

Louisiana's tax extension explained

Published on March 24, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for state income taxes to July 15. 

Are coin-counting machines a ripoff?

Published on March 13, 2020

You've likely seen a count-counting machine at the grocery store or near the sliding doors at Wal-Mart. They're the big green kiosks that take your loose coins and spits them out as crisp bills. Convenient? Sure. But is it worth the cost?

Why you should never limit yourself to just one savings account

Published on March 11, 2020

If you’re like most people, you’ve been working toward a financial goal. Maybe it’s a new car, maybe it's an Alaskan cruise, maybe it's a she-shed. Unfortunately, as unexpected expenses pop up, it's so easy to reach into your savings pot to cover the costs.

Why are youth activities so $@&%! expensive?

Published on March 02, 2020

Hobbies give your kids a few precious moments away from glowing screens to flex their creative skills, get some exercise and learn about the world in a fun way.

But over the years, the cost of extracurricular activities has skyrocketed. Playing on a travel team, for instance, costs families an average of $2,292 every year, with some spending as much as $20,000 annually.