Neutralize the Digital Threat You Carry Everywhere

Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their profit. To...

Why You Need a Midyear Budget Check-In

A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really. But the year’s halfway point provides a great opportunity to take a close look at your financial health and goals. Now’s a good time to “check yourself before you wreck yourself,” says Nora Yousif, certified financial planner...

What to Buy (and Skip) in April

April is tax month, which means you might be parting with more money this month than you did in February or March. That makes finding opportunities to save money even more important. Take advantage of April’s discounts with our list of the top things you should buy — and a few you should avoid....

College Planning 101

Most parents have already heard the bad news: a college education has never been more expensive. Many, in fact, are still paying off their own student debt and would like their children to avoid that burden. The good news is that there’s a lot parents can do to help their...

Should you pay to file your taxes?

As this year’s tax deadline approaches, you may be wondering about the best way to file. Should you save money by completing your returns yourself and possibly risk a mistake (and losing out on a bigger refund); or should you pay a professional tax preparer to ensure you get everything...

FREE WEBINARS ON MARCH 5th & 14th : REBUILDING AFTER A FINANCIAL CRISIS

A job loss, furlough, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings. This free webinar is brought to you...