For the love of pets: Rover Takes a Big Bite Out of Personal Budgets

We as a country spend more on our “fur babies” than we do on ourselves, dropping a monthly average of $83 per cat and $130 to $150 per dog on basic needs (licensing, food, crates, litter). These conservative ASPCA estimates are two to four times more than we as Americans spend on monthly gym memberships so we […]

Energy audits: Your guide to saving green via being green

Our utility bill$ have reflected what has been an unseasonably cool spring so far. And there may be no sign of relief (from Mother Nature) as an unseasonably balmy summer may be around the corner. But relief from these costly bills is closer than you think … and you don’t even have to wait for […]

Simplifying Saving for College

Whether you’re returning to college or saving for a child’s education, know that embarking on a savings planright now is a cost-effective way to pay for college.   By investing, it’s estimated you’ll pay less than half what your counterparts relying on loans will pay for the same education.   That’s big savings. Consider this: U.S. Department of […]

Countdown to Tax Day: Tips to make prepping your taxes a little less taxing

Whether you prepare your own taxes or have a trusted professional do it for you, taxes are a certainty — with a fast-approaching deadline! Here are a few tips to make prepping your taxes a little less taxing.   First, simplify. Make the process less daunting.   Start with a folder. Place necessary documentation in said folder […]