Financial Fundamentals Blog

6 Tips for Relieving Financial Stress

  • Francesca Sacco
78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Watching your bank account dwindle while the bills pile up can take a hefty toll on all aspects of your life. Before you let financial stress consume you, check out these tips for relief.

6 Steps to Spring Clean your Finances

  • 7 17 Staff
Ready to do some spring cleaning? Nothing feels more satisfying than refreshing your home, but what about refreshing your finances? Finances are something that often gets missed in the spring cleaning process, but it’s just as important to do.

Four Financial Tips for Surviving a Layoff

  • Beth Ann Tabak
How to keep it together during job loss

Four Financial Tips for New College Grads

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Handle your new financial reality like a pro

6 Tips for Managing Financial Anxiety

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Does your financial situation scare you? You’re not alone; a recent study found that 36 percent of working Americans are considered “financially fragile.” Read on for some tips to put you on stronger financial footing.

How to Protect Yourself Against Phone Spoofing

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Keep yourself safe from telephone scams

5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Checking Account

  • Beth Ann Tabak
A quick guide to finding the best checking account for you

How to Pay for College: A 3-Step Guide

  • Beth Ann Tabak
It’s no secret that higher education comes with a hefty price tag. The College Board reported that the average annual cost of a public four-year college for in-state students is $9,410 while out-of-state students face $23,980. Those attending a private four-year college are looking at an average annual cost of $32,410. Just reading these numbers can be overwhelming, let alone figuring out how to pay for them.
 
The good news is that for many students college is not an out-of-pocket expense because of the many available avenues of financial aid. Here’s a few ways to figure out how to pay for college without going broke.  
 

How to Stick to Your Travel Budget this Summer

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Ready to celebrate the summer before it’s time to head back inside for the long, cold winter? Here are a few tips to make sure your budget doesn’t go right out the window in the process.

The Benefits of Opening a Credit Union Youth Account

  • 7 17 Staff
Wondering when it’s time to teach finances to your child? We have good news: it’s never too early to teach financial literacy. In fact, a University of Michigan study has found that children as young as five years of age have feelings about spending and saving money.

How to pay an unexpected tax bill

  • 7 17 Staff
***This article is for informational purposes only.

For specific tax advice for your situation, consult a licensed tax professional. For some, tax season can be overwhelming and stressful—especially if they’ve fallen behind on their taxes.

Tax-Related Identity Theft: Common Signs You Might be a Victim

  • 7 17 Staff
Though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that tax-related identity theft is on the decline, it’s still a possibility. Here are a few signs that could indicate you’re a victim.