Financial Fundamentals Blog

How to Budget for a Wedding: A Simple Guide

  • Beth Ann Tabak
The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. In fact, 40 percent of proposals happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. If you’re one of those lucky couples, you’re probably asking yourself, “how do we pay for all of this?” Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a few tips on how to create a wedding budget that won’t break the bank.

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 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.

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 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.

How to Handle Financial Stress: 4 Expert Tips

  • 7 17 Staff
We all have stress in our lives, but sometimes nothing can match the stress we feel from our financial lives. Here are four helpful tips from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) for handling financial stress.

Creating a College Student Budget: Your Essential Guide

  • 7 17 Staff
There’s a lot to think about during your first several weeks of starting college, and one that can go by the wayside is crafting a budget to maintain your financial success. Check out some tips from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) on how to make a budget and avoid falling into credit card debt.

Cash vs. Credit: Which is better?

  • 7 17 Staff
Ever wonder what form of payment – cash or credit – is better for money management? Here are a few advantages of using a credit card that might help you settle your debate!

Budgeting Made Easy: Tips for Financial Success

  • 7 17 Staff
Welcome to the New Year! With a new year comes new resolutions: For some it’s eating better, for others it’s getting fit, and for many it’s getting their finances in order. When it comes to getting your finances in check, it can be difficult to know where to start.

How to Start an Emergency Fund

  • 7 17 Staff
Loss of income, unexpected medical or home expenses, and even a new job or child —  life can send unexpected things your way, both stressful and wonderful. You want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible, no matter what. 

How Can You Manage Credit Card Debt When Inflation Is on the Rise?

  • 7 17 Staff
Many people are feeling the impacts of inflation. What once was a nice night out or a usual trip to the grocery store may now be a stressful experience because of rising prices, from eggs and frozen pizza to dinner at your usual restaurant.    The stress created by rising prices is combined with the stress of balancing...

Are We in a Recession? 5 Tips to Secure Your Finances

  • 7 17 Staff
Everyone has experienced inflation recently, whether it’s the rising price of food at the grocery store, an uptick in the cost of utilities, or higher premiums for other goods and services. Because of rising inflation rates, many are worried that the economy is headed toward a recession.