Financial Advice and Tips

Find informative articles on financial advice and tips. Discover what you should know in this section of our blog dedicated to improving your financial literacy and acumen.

Furniture Buying Tips


Blog Purchasing new furniture can be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to change the look of your home.  If you are interested in a new piece of furniture, we have gathered some tips from furniture retailers to help you when shopping. […]

Furniture Buying Tips2022-11-23T10:50:19+00:00

Easy and Cheap Super Bowl Party Recipes


Blog Save money this Super Bowl Sunday with these recipes that will be sure to impress your friends and your wallet! Whether you’re going to a friend’s house or hosting the party yourself, be sure to check out these budget-friendly recipes that range from quick dips to more filling dishes. Stick to your budget by making a grocery list from the recipe before you head to the store and use a [...]

Easy and Cheap Super Bowl Party Recipes2022-11-23T11:03:15+00:00

5 Money Saving tips for your Ultimate Super Bowl Party


Blog Whether you’re planning a trip to the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl or organizing the ultimate Super Bowl party in the warmth of your own home, take the time to make sure you aren’t spending any unnecessary funds. […]

5 Money Saving tips for your Ultimate Super Bowl Party2022-11-21T13:04:03+00:00

Private: Important Tax Dates


Blog Use this simplified listing to stay on top of this tax season’s deadlines. Keep in mind, these are not the only deadlines for tax season and dates for tax deadlines change each year. January January 17th: Deadline to pay your fourth quarter estimated tax payment for the year 2016. *Tip: You can skip this estimated payment without penalty if you file your return and pay your balance in full by [...]

Private: Important Tax Dates2022-11-23T11:05:31+00:00

Private: Best Black Friday Electronics Deals at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy


Blog Attention holiday shoppers! The biggest shopping day of the year is quickly approaching, and we’re ready to give you the inside scoop on the best Black Friday deals! We searched major retailer’s websites including Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, along with, to find you the best Black Friday deals on electronics including TVs, computers, tablets, Apple products, and more! Happy shopping! […]

Private: Best Black Friday Electronics Deals at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy2022-11-21T12:55:33+00:00

Top Free Budgeting Tools


Blog When it comes to creating and sticking to a budget, simply setting financial goals may not be enough. Today there are a plethora of FREE online budgeting tools that are available to help you stay organized and on track with your finances. After carefully reviewing a number of these tools, we compiled a list of our top four favorites based on variety of features and ease of [...]

Top Free Budgeting Tools2022-11-21T13:03:43+00:00

Private: State Sales Tax Holidays for 2015


Blog Back-to-school is right around the corner, and expenses are bound to add up! We took a look at the eleven states we currently are located in and found more than half offer tax-free shopping days in 2015. Save money this school season by checking out each state’s tax-free shopping guidelines below. Don’t live in one these states? Plan a day trip with the family or contact your [...]

Private: State Sales Tax Holidays for 20152022-11-23T11:08:52+00:00

Private: Commonly Missed Tax Deductions


Blog Filing your taxes can be a daunting task. We gathered tips to help you increase your deductions and your tax return. While some of these deductions may not apply to you this year, they are important to keep in mind when preparing for next year’s tax season. […]

Private: Commonly Missed Tax Deductions2022-11-24T10:39:42+00:00

Budget Worksheet


Blog Click here to access your budget worksheet! See what it looks like Below: Use this budget worksheet to auto calculate your monthly budget. Simply fill out this sheet electronically and see how your remaining balance adjusts at the bottom of the worksheet based on your projected monthly expenses. At the end of the month, your goal should be to have a remaining balance of $0. This is because you want [...]

Budget Worksheet2022-11-30T11:48:17+00:00

From Taxes to Deductions, Where Is My Paycheck Going?


Blog From Taxes to Deductions, Where Is My Paycheck Going? Have you ever looked at your paycheck and wondered why the amount you are taking home is actually less than the total amount you earned? With the help of MoneySKILL, we outline how certain taxes and other pay deductions decrease the amount you are actually seeing go into your bank account. […]

From Taxes to Deductions, Where Is My Paycheck Going?2022-11-30T10:34:53+00:00
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