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Gen Z Wants the American Dream: These 5 Financial Tips May Help Make It a Reality

A new survey from Freddie Mac shows that Generation Z — Americans between the ages of 14 and 23 — are serious about becoming homeowners. They’re also more optimistic about it than their millennial cohorts were at their age. In fact, the majority believe they’ll own a home by the age of 30 — [...]

By |2019-12-09T15:22:01-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Financial|Tags: , , , , |

12 Places to Sell Your Stuff Online

™ Whether you’re prepping to move, doing some decluttering, or just need to generate a little extra cash, selling your unwanted belongings can help you do it. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever, too.  There’s no stopping by pawn shops or thrift stores, and you don’t need to wheel and deal at flea markets or antique [...]

By |2019-09-30T17:03:55-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: DIY|Tags: , |

10 of the Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Podcasts are the perfect mix of media. It’s like listening to music and reading a book all at the same time — and the best part? You can enjoy them anytime, anywhere. Blare one on your commute into work, plug one in on your morning run, or listen as you’re cooking dinner, showering, or just [...]

By |2019-06-20T13:51:58-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Budget, Education, Financial, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , |

Gen Z: Use These Savings Tips to Buy a Home Sooner

It appears that Generation Zers are looking to fast-track their homeownership goals. According to a recent study, nearly 60% of 18 to 23 year-olds want to buy a home in the next five years. And another 52%? They’ve already started saving up for it. Are you one of these go-get-em Gen Zers with dreams of [...]

By |2019-06-24T17:17:43-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Financial, Purchase|Tags: , , , |

5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacay (And Still Save for that House!)

Just because you’re saving up to buy a house doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and penny-pinch at every turn. Even more importantly? It doesn’t mean skipping that much-needed summer vacation either. If you’re looking to buy a house but still need a little R&R this season, there are plenty of ways to travel [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:31:44-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , |

11 Smart Ways to Trim Your Utility Bills

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes sunnier weather, longer days and, for us homeowners, heftier energy bills as a result. Fortunately, sky-high energy costs don’t have to be a given. If you take a few precautionary steps now, prep your home properly, and learn some handy hacks, you can actually [...]

By |2019-08-16T17:28:27-04:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Financial, Home|Tags: , , |

These 4 Savings & Budgeting Apps Can Help You Buy a Home

A home isn’t an impulse buy. Unless you’re Jeff Bezos or some sort of lottery winner, purchasing a home takes lots of forethought, planning and, you guessed, saving. Fortunately, technology is here to help make that easier (and more enjoyable). Is buying a home on your radar in the coming months or years? Then [...]

By |2019-10-04T01:26:39-04:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Financial|Tags: , |

Savvy Savings: 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

By: Alexandra Beaulieu, Talent Development Coordinator I don't know about you, but around my house, money can be a bit tight following the busy holiday season. This past December was a whirlwind month for us---purchasing just the right gifts for friends and loved ones, spending more money than usual on groceries and travel, and the [...]

By |2019-01-24T11:37:18-05:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Budget, Financial, Talent Development|Tags: |