Why January 1?

Why January 1?

he first of the year is a traditional time to make resolutions. But where did this custom come from? January is named for the Roman god Janus who was the god of thresholds and transitions. Ancient people looked to this god to understand beginnings and endings. Now...
9 tips to reach your New Year’s goals

9 tips to reach your New Year’s goals

Want to make sure your financial resolutions stick with you through 2018? Here are some practical tips and tricks to help you achieve a successful financial New Year: 1.) Track all of your spending for one month. At the end of 30 days, look at your list. Cut out what...
What it means to be S.M.A.R.T.

What it means to be S.M.A.R.T.

One way to achieve your goals is to use the S.M.A.R.T. method. This acronym is a great guide to setting your goals and then working toward them. Check it out:Specific: The more defined the goal is, the easier it is to work on.Measurable: You should be able to measure...
Your holidays: more memories, less money

Your holidays: more memories, less money

Holiday gift giving can strain finances if you’re on a budget. But when you think about it, holidays can be more about fun events and family togetherness instead of what’s under the tree. Putting the focus on family time and making memories can bring real meaning to...
Holiday spending tips

Holiday spending tips

Gift giving to family and loved ones is a holiday tradition. But it can be expensive and a little stressful. This year, try these tips to keep the joy in the holidays: Give do-it-yourself gifts like homemade cookies or hand-knit scarves Make a charitable donation Use...