Buying your first house is a huge step. You will have to mow your lawn and rake your leaves, replace your oven if it breaks and, most importantly, have a plan for any unexpected expenses. There are many things to consider when buying your first house, and it can be overwhelming. Taking it one step…Read More about First Time Home Buyers: Making A House A Home
Are you off to college in the fall? Congratulations! Would you agree that independence, football games, fraternity/sorority parties, making new friends and being able to eat pizza every night are some of the things that come to mind? The freedom that comes with being a college freshman is undoubtedly a thrilling feeling and with freedom,…Read More about College: You’ve Been Accepted, Now What?
Born in the mid-1980’s, I am one of approximately 80 million Millennials, or Gen-Yers, living in the United States. Does this generational subset define who I am, my wants and preferences? To a certain extent . . . Yes. There is no denying that the high levels of unemployment and student loan debt coupled with…Read More about Making My Way as a Millennial: Part 1
The surprise of the engagement, the excitement, the hugs and “Congratulations” all lead to one thing. . . planning the wedding! For those of you who are in that spot right now, first of all, CONGRATULATIONS! I was in your shoes two years ago, Christmas morning, when my boyfriend popped the long-awaited question! I, like…Read More about Adventures in Wedding Planning: How to Say “I Don’t” to Stay on Budget
The conversation about the challenges of Main Street vs. Wall Street has spilled over onto many areas as a metaphor to compare big vs. small, rich vs. poor and greed vs. need. Credit Unions have been seen as a beacon of light compared to big banks. Each American has a choice as they select the…Read More about Main Street vs. Wall Street; Credit Unions vs. Banks