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October is for Halloween, pumpkin spice, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Posted October 13, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created in October 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its purpose began as an effort for Americans to stay safer online.

What do your side hustle’s finances look like?

Posted August 30, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Becoming an entrepreneur is an excellent way to increase your income, create job security, and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.

How to choose the right financial partner for your business

Posted August 27, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

As a business owner, you know the importance of choosing the right financial partner to make sure your operations run smoothly, your growth is optimized and you’re adequately covered from risk.

What you should know about financing a fixer-upper.

Posted August 26, 2021  |   Topics: Home Financing & Renovation, Wallet Wisdom, Mortgage

What you should know about financing a fixer-upper.

According to CoreLogic®, home prices nationwide saw a year-over-year increase of 17.2% in June 2021 and a month-over-month increase of 2.3%, when comparing May 2021 to June 2021. As home prices have risen and available home inventory remains low, many existing and potential new homeowners are prioritizing geographic location with a willingness to renovate to achieve their dream home. Some homeowners may be staying put and looking to renovate their existing home, while others are considering new home purchases that may require renovation.

If this is you, consider these tips before you begin the process of renovating your current home or purchasing a new home that you plan to renovate:

Teach Your Kids About Savings

Posted August 3, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Financial conversations are usually stressful and avoided. Your comfortability of the subject can depend on the household you grew up in. Regardless of exposure, it’s important to integrate financial responsibility into the education of the next generation.

Financing an RV: 101

Posted June 25, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Interested in hitting the open road and experiencing the adventures of RV life? That sounds like fun! But first, you probably need to get the financing necessary to make it a reality, right?

Perks of Homeownership

Posted June 17, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Deciding between renting or becoming a homeowner? There are many things that you may want to consider if now is the time for you to finally…finally…own your own.

Now’s your chance to own your own backyard and say goodbye to renting

Posted June 3, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Now’s your chance to own your own backyard and say goodbye to renting.

With interest rates still at historical lows, now might be the time to make owning your first home a reality. With a few simple steps, you could be well on your way to owning your own walls, backyard, home gym, and more. Lower interest rates mean you have more buying power when it comes to finding that just-right home and, if you’re pre-qualified for a mortgage, you can get there even sooner.

Big Financial Decisions

Posted June 3, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Big financial decisions.

Are wedding bells in your future? Here are the top four things you should discuss with your future spouse to get your finances ready to walk down the aisle.

What Kind of Boat Should You Buy?

Posted May 5, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom, Education

The breeze blowing in your hair, the warm sun on your face, the smell of sunscreen, and the sound of the water gently lapping around you. Sounds nice? Yeah, we thought so too.