4 Ways to Control Excessive Spending This Holiday Season

by Sara Seeger 25. November 2013
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday, it’d be best to regard the advice from popular holiday carols and “make your list and check it twice” to avoid a “bah-humbug” state of mind. Holidays incite conflicting reactions for many people; positive experiences gathering with family and friends and post-holiday stress of credit card bills for those gifts for family and friends. It's important to plan your spending so that you can dream abo... [More]

4 Financial Mistakes Newlyweds Make

by Stacy Tharp 6. November 2013
One of the biggest decisions newlyweds have to make is how to go about combining their bank accounts. This decision requires a lot of discussion around personal money habits and short- and long-term financial goals. Depending on the couple, this conversation may be short and sweet or it may be excruciatingly long and painful. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this money discussion will not be your last. No, not even close. It is important that you regroup on a regular basis to discuss you... [More]

Spring Clean Your Finances in 6 Days - Part 3

by Stacy Tharp 13. May 2013
So you've made it to part 3 of the Spring Clean Your Finances Challenge! (Or if you are new to the challenge, go to Part 1 and Part 2.) We're on the final stretch and the finish line is in sight! Here we go... Day 5: Revisit Your Budget If you had a successful day 4, day 5 is going to be a good one for you! You’ve saved yourself some money; now let’s see how that extra cash can best be used. Hopefully you already have a budget of some sort in place and track where your money is going... [More]


© 2008- 1st Mariner Bank