Financial Fundamentals Blog

4 Ways to Have a Budget-Friendly Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and with it, the reminder that you should shower your loved ones with lavish gifts. But expressing your love doesn’t mean emptying your wallet. You can still make romantic or thoughtful gestures without breaking the bank.

Financial Literacy: 7 Lessons to Teach Your Kids

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Parents have a lot of aspirations when choosing what lessons and skills they plan to teach their children. But if money management and other financial lessons aren’t near the top of that list, they should be.

Financial planning: How to create a plan and stick to your goals

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No matter how big or small your financial goals are, a financial plan can help you make those goals a reality. Think of financial planning as a roadmap to help you achieve your goals. It’s an ongoing process that can help you feel more confident about your finances and navigate any bumps in the road, such as inflation or a...

Simplify the holiday season with mobile banking

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Feeling the pressure of the Holidays already? Don’t worry, we have some tips on how online and mobile banking can truly make the Holidays the most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday budgeting: tips to help you save during the holiday season

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The holidays are right around the corner, and for some, that means added stress about finances. With less than 90 days until Christmas, there’s still time to start planning so you can worry less and focus on what really matters.

Save money with your WOW checking account

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Looking for small ways to make a big impact on your budget? Maybe it’s time to rethink your checking account and the benefits that could come with a new one.

Building An Emergency Fund During A Recession

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Life can unexpectedly send a lot your way. Loss of a job, unexpected medical expenses—you never know what might arise. That’s especially true during a recession when finances are already tight.

7 Tips for Traveling On A Budget

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When the weather starts getting nicer, we start dreaming of vacations and exploring new areas. No matter what your vacation plans are, one thing is for sure: We all want to save money.

A Simple Guide to Budgeting for your Summer Vacation

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Nothing can ruin your post-vacation bliss quicker than seeing high credit card bills come in. The dream of sunny skies and cool breezes while sitting on the beach is tempting after months of cold weather and dreary skies—but it’s important to make sure you can afford your dream vacation and take steps to prepare for it with a vacation budget.

How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

  • Beth Ann Tabak
We’ve arrived at that magical time of year where parents scour sale ads and coupon apps for hot deals while children try to squeeze every last minute out of summer break. Yes, it’s back-to-school shopping season.

Debt Consolidation vs. Bankruptcy: What’s the Difference?

  • Francesca Sacco
If you’ve racked up debt you’re now struggling to pay, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have good options to restore your financial stability and dig yourself out of this hole.

A Basic Guide to Automating Your Finances

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Using digital banking options and automating your financial life can save you time, money, and the general stress of worrying about whether your banking is handled from day to day. Here are a few tips to how you can save yourself some headaches by putting your finances on autopilot.