Spring Break Travel Tips

by Stacy Tharp 13. March 2013
If you have a fun trip planned for Spring Break, good for you – you deserve it! Traveling, however, can be stressful, even though the reason for your trip is likely to get away from stress! So, in order to keep your vacation as relaxing as possible, follow these simple steps BEFORE you leave! 1) Let your financial institutions know you’ll be traveling. In order to protect you from fraudulent activity, financial institutions monitor your “normal” spending ac... [More]

How to Get Your Friends to Pay You Back

by Stacy Tharp 27. February 2013
It's happened to all of us: that awkward moment when you are dining out with a friend, and when the bill arrives your friend informs you that he has conveniently left his wallet at home or has forgotten to stop off at the ATM. At this point the only way to avoid the dine-and-dash is to pay the bill in full yourself. You might not think it’s a huge deal to pay for someone’s lunch from time to time, but if you lend money to a friend, you have every right to expect your friend to pay yo... [More]

I Do...But Maybe I Don't Want to Share My Money

by Stacy Tharp 10. January 2013
So you've decided to take the plunge and get married! You may be perfectly willing to share your hopes, dreams, living space and deepest, darkest secrets with your soon-to-be spouse…but sharing your money? If you are like many couples, no matter how long you have been in a relationship and how well you know each other’s likes, dislikes and quirky habits, your finances may have remained fairly private from one another. Traditionally, when couples get married they immediately combine ... [More]


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