Little Ways to Save Money

Whether you’re preparing for a big purchase or tightening your belt during a rough patch, saving money is a good idea. There are plenty of big ways to keep more money in your financial accounts, but here are some smaller ones ...

Staying Motivated while Eliminating Debt

Although not a traditional four-letter word that would get you into trouble if you said it as a kid in school, there is no doubt debt is one of the worst words in the English language. Financial debt affects your sense of self, ...

Common Business Budget Breakers

When you run a small business, every dollar counts. Even with a great vision and budget sheet, you may be losing money on a regular basis by paying too much for things you need or paying for things you don’t actually need at ...

Upgrading Your Backyard With Help From Colonial

If you are wanting to upgrade your backyard, you might be a bit hesitant about where to begin. Trust me, you aren’t alone. There is nothing worse than beginning a home project only to realize you don’t have the time or the ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Savings Accounts

When you want to securely store your money, you can choose to open one or more savings accounts at a financial institution. If you’re unsure how many accounts to open, it’s a good idea to keep the advantages and disadvantages ...

Refinancing A Loan

Refinancing a loan involves replacing an existing loan by paying off the debt with a new one. Ideally, the new loan has better terms or features to make the process worthwhile. This can help save you money in the long term or ...

When to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Whether you’re a first-time hobbyist or a dedicated horticulturalist, it can be tricky to plan out your spring garden. Between preparing the soil, purchasing supplies, and figuring out when to plant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. ...

Budgeting Systems To Fit Your Life

Whether you’re on a fixed income or simply looking to make smarter financial decisions, a budget can help you guide your spending and supplement your savings. However, it’s important to find a budgeting system that suits your ...

Navigating an Unpaid Internship

An internship with a company in your projected career field is a valuable opportunity that can pay off in the long run. Unfortunately, if it’s not paid you could be in a tough situation. Until you start earning a wage for your ...