Tag Archives: Budgeting

It’s Still a Good Time to Become Financially Fit

It’s Still a Good Time to Become Financially Fit   New Year, New Me, right? We’re a few weeks into the new year and you may have dropped your New Year’s Resolution to become financially fit. Don’t despair. It’s still early in the new year and a great time to clean up your financials, adopt better spending habits, and start … Continue reading

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How to Build a Budget

How to Build a Budget The word “budgeting” may sound a bit ominous if you’ve just been winging it with finances. The rewards are significant, though, and it’s really not all that difficult. Here’s how to build and stick with a budget without cramping your style. Budget basics The first step in creating a budget is to figure out exactly … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Pay with a Credit Card

Three Reasons to Pay with a Credit Card   Credit cards aren’t evil and they don’t automatically trap the people that use them under a mountain of debt. When used properly, there are many financial advantages to using credit cards to pay for day-to-day expenses. Here are three of the best reasons to prefer plastic: Track Your Spending Credit cards … Continue reading

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Four Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

  Four Tips for First Time Homebuyers In many areas of Wisconsin, the housing market is still going strong from the active summer months, interest rates are still at historic lows, and real estate prices are competitive. You might be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. If you decide that now is the right time for … Continue reading

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Financial Tips for College Students

Financial Tips for College Students With college move-in days right around the corner, students living away from home for the first time may need to brush up on some financial dos and don’ts as they prepare for the college experience. Here are some basic reminders on how to avoid financial pitfalls during the transition from high school to college. Create … Continue reading

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