Personal Finance

Your Guide to Planning for Maternity Leave

Your Guide to Planning for Maternity Leave

A new addition to your family brings with it a multitude of emotions and new responsibilities. You’re now in charge of another human life. That can be both amazing and overwhelming at the same time. If you’ve just found out the good news, you’ve undoubtedly been flooded with a range of emotions from excitement to fear to anxiety to joy. Your […]






by October 7, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
Walmart Check Cashing: A Look At The Service

Walmart Check Cashing: A Look At The Service

Have you ever received your paycheck late in the day only to discover your bank is already closed for the day or weekend? If so, you know how frustrating this can be, especially with so many places refusing to cash checks. Many stores such as Walmart are now cashing checks — as long as you keep within their check-cashing policy. […]






by September 9, 2016 11 comments Personal Finance
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How to Budget for a New Baby

Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby! Now what?! To start, your life is about to change entirely — and that means everything from your sleep schedule to your finances. There is going to be a litany of expenses in your future, from the minor necessities like strollers, diapers, and toys to the larger costs looming in the form of […]






by September 9, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
What Massachusetts’ New Hiring Law Means for You

What Massachusetts’ New Hiring Law Means for You

The state of Massachusetts is the first to pass a transformative new law aimed at closing the wage gap that exists between men and women in the United States. The main function of this new legislation is designed to prevent employers from asking about the salary histories of applicants prior to extending them an offer for a job. It’s one of the […]






by September 7, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
10 Tips to Help Teach Your Teenager a Sense of Financial Responsibility

10 Tips to Help Teach Your Teenager a Sense of Financial Responsibility

Parents are faced with having typical discussions with their teenagers about things like the dangers of alcohol and drugs and the dreaded talk about the “birds and the bees”. While these are vital conversations to be had there is another that is usually overlooked, often to the detriment of our sons and daughters. That topic is financial responsibility.  It’s a […]






by September 2, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
15 Great Jobs for College Students

15 Great Jobs for College Students

Millions of students are attending colleges and universities across the country. Many of them are going to have to pick up a job while taking classes to support themselves or even pay their own tuition. For those who are in this position, we have some great ideas for finding the right gig once you get on campus. Some of these […]






by August 26, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
What is a Good Credit Score? FICO Ranges & Ratings Guide

What is a Good Credit Score? FICO Ranges & Ratings Guide

Are you asking yourself, “What is a Good Credit Score and why is it important?” Although credit scores go back all the way to the 1950s, it didn’t become really popular until the 1980s. Today, good credit scores are vital for receiving lower interest rates on car loans, credit cards, mortgages, etc. In a nutshell, a lender views a person’s […]






by August 25, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
The Complete Guide to Purchasing Airline Tickets Online

The Complete Guide to Purchasing Airline Tickets Online

Finding the lowest fares on airline tickets can sometimes feel like one of life’s great challenges. No one really fully understands why the prices rise and fall when they do or why buying too early or too late means you’ll pay more for your ticket. Some airlines make you pay to check bags, others don’t, while most of them gouge […]






by August 19, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance
How to Buy Professional Clothes Without Spending a Paycheck

How to Buy Professional Clothes Without Spending a Paycheck

Being employed in the business world means you must look the part each day as you enter the office. Business clothes, however, can be extremely expensive because of materials and designer contributions. You might be climbing the corporate ladder, and you’re not ready to pay those exorbitant prices. As a solution, you need to be creative when buying that new […]






by August 18, 2016 1 comment Personal Finance
10 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

10 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

We’re all looking for ways to save money and one of the places to consider pinching those pennies is on your electric bill. The summer months often represent the greatest impact to your utility costs because when those temperatures rise the first thing we all do is fire up the air conditioning. However, that’s not the only drain on your […]






by August 16, 2016 0 comments Personal Finance