Author Archives: C.C.
Author Archives: C.C.
Yard sales are the ultimate form of recycling. Whether your neighbor is hawking a souvenir spoon collection on her lawn or your church has gathered congregants’ donations for a fundraiser, you can dig up some hidden gems at these sometimes-luxe, sometimes-loopy sales. Plus, pat yourself on the back: giving these items new life will likely […]Read more
Retirement planning is no easy task. Not only do factors like salary, debt and expenses all affect your ability to save, but there’s also no one-size-fits-all solution to realizing the vision of your golden years. Generally, the right plan is about timing, opportunity and not following the myths that can destroy your retirement. With that […]Read more
Are you retired — or planning to quit work soon — and looking for ways to put a little extra cash in your pocket? Your many years of hard work and experience can still be valuable once you retire. But now, you’re in a position to leverage those skills in a new way or try […]Read more
Having good credit can be very helpful when taking out loans or applying for credit cards. Your credit is the report card major financial institutions use when making decisions about lending money or extending consumer credit. This is why it’s important to stay on top of your credit score and review your credit report regularly. […]Read more
Managing your finances can feel like navigating an obstacle course. You have to resist temptations to make impulse buys on a daily basis, family members ask for financial help or advice and you risk overspending at the grocery store because you forgot to make a list — to name a few. But keeping your finances […]Read more
An old year is gone, and a new one has arrived. That means you are 12 months closer to retirement than you were in January 2018. Does that thought make you excited — or nervous? If you haven’t saved nearly enough, remember that there is always time to pad your nest egg. But if you […]Read more
These days, “retirement” doesn’t always mean “not working.” According to a new study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 9 percent of retirees in the United States are working part-time or full-time, are self-employed or are searching for employment. No wonder people are looking to bring in a little extra! You might be able […]Read more
As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day and count down the minutes to retirement, they’re also counting their savings – and their fears. They’re not alone. According to the latest Transamerica Retirement Survey, the single greatest retirement fear is outliving savings, which was cited by 52% of those polled. Indeed, 38% of workers aren’t […]Read more
Online shopping is the easiest way to buy pretty much anything and everything you need. But though it’s convenient, it can often feel like there are deals to be had that you’re missing out on. With a little extra effort, however, and some excellent insider tricks, you can become an e-shopping expert. Between checking rebate […]Read more
Feeling hopeful about 2019 doesn’t mean you’re living in a fantasy world of constant sunshine and rainbows. It just means you want to be reminded that the world is still capable of being a magical place. And we’re happy to help you do that. From the return of Game of Thrones to a new royal […]Read more