a common sense approach to money

Month: March 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

With spring finally here, there’s no better time to “clean house” financially – while keeping an organized budget is important all year round, take a few minutes today to get your ducks in a row and do some spring cleaning! Assess the Mess When tidying […]

How ’bout Debt?

How ’bout Debt?

How much debt do you have? What interest rates are you paying on that debt? How long will it take you to pay off your debt at the current pace? No idea?  You’re not the only one – most people have a rough idea in […]

Saving Made Simple

Saving Made Simple

Looking for a few simple ways to boost your bank account without scrounging for change under the couch cushions?  You’ve all heard people talk about ways to make extra money by doing all kinds of crazy things, but not very many people talk about what […]

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

While most of us would like to think that we deserve a brand new set of wheels, the truth is that most people underestimate the expense of owning a vehicle.  Before you lock yourself into a payment you can’t afford or purchase a lemon, do […]

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

With spring break approaching and summer on the horizon, today’s post will cover some tips and tricks for keeping costs down when travelling.  Any savvy traveler knows that a little bit of planning can go a long way toward making your trip stress-free, so we’ll […]

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

“The Job Hop” – no, it’s not the latest dance craze, but it is the latest generational sensation sweeping the nation.  In today’s ever-changing job market, staying in one place for more than a few years is considered a rarity; long gone are the days […]