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
Many people understand the need for life insurance at a younger age. You have significant liabilities such as a home mortgage or loans. You have a spouse/partner and children and you want to ensure their well-being and future education. But what about when you move onto the next stage in life and retire? Then what?…Read More about Why Do Seniors Need Life Insurance?
When my son Jake called me and told me his debit card number had been stolen, I asked him how he knew. “I got an email that asked me to confirm a couple of weird transactions. I didn’t make them. So my card has been cancelled and they are mailing me another one right to…Read More about Identity Theft…How many times has it happened to you?
Is it terrible that I want school to start? The school year and I have a love-hate relationship. When August rolls around, and you are just plain tired of battling the humidity, smelling sunscreen and yelling that someone needs to cut the lawn, I just feel ready to hang up that beach towel. Then September…Read More about Ready to Hang Up That Beach Towel? The Importance of Structure For Our Kids
It seems like just yesterday I was surrounded by family and friends belting out the traditional “Happy Birthday” song to commemorate my 21st birthday. Time does fly! Now, a year and a half away from my next milestone, I find myself with a growing list of responsibilities and the uplifting feeling of independence. No matter…Read More about Lessons in Saving: What I've Learned Throughout My 20s
Life of a college student: sleep, eat, class, maybe sleep again, study, out with friends, repeat. Somewhere in between sleep and repeat, it is important to find time to think green. Not saving the planet “green” (which is, still, very important) . . . we are talking about money! College, in itself, is expensive. In…Read More about College Students: Are You Thinking Green?
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?
This is Part Two of a two-part series documenting my journey as a millennial! To read Part One, please click here. Join me as I continue to Make My Way as a Millennial! Goal 2: Find the right job. I always dreamed that one day I would change the world; however, given my inability to…Read More about Making My Way as a Millennial: Part 2
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
“How can I help protect your family today?” Lisa took this greeting seriously. As a Customer Assistance Representative at PFP | The Family Security Plan®, she knew that the products offered to the community provided families with a tremendous benefit. It was her responsibility to answer any questions they may have and to assist them…Read More about How can life insurance help me start a business?