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Don’t break the bank with your holiday spending

November 22, 2018

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time, but shopping for gifts and decorations can cause unnecessary financial stress. However, with a good budget and thoughtful planning, your holidays can be a little less stressful. Use the tips and tools below to enjoy the season without letting holiday spending blow your budget. 1…. [Read More]

Should you rent or buy a home?

September 13, 2018

Homeownership was once the cornerstone of the American Dream, but times are changing. More U.S. households are renting today than at any point in the last 50 years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. For many people, the comforts of home include a well-funded bank account — and in some circumstances, renting can be… [Read More]

Ten tips for making summer travel more affordable

July 12, 2018

It’s easy to get carried away when traveling, buying souvenirs, eating at restaurants and upgrading your flights and accommodations. But the last thing you want is to face a big bill when you get home. Summer travel Here are some tips for budgeting accordingly, no matter what type of vacation you’re planning. 1. Be realistic… [Read More]

Avoiding freelance financial pitfalls: Nine tips for side gig success

June 21, 2018

By: Jenny Knizner Working at Moonlighting, I not only get to help freelancers connect with employers and grow their businesses, I’ve lived moonlighting first-hand as I built my own freelance graphic design business. I’ve seen and experienced what our users encounter every day. And I’ve learned how to overcome some of the toughest obstacles facing… [Read More]

What you need to know when buying a home

May 10, 2018

Ready to become a homeowner? Buying a home may be the largest purchase you’ll ever make. Before you start house hunting, it’s important to understand how owning a home could impact your finances. Buying a home can be a smart choice for many people, but before you select a real estate agent, consider the following:… [Read More]

Boston Store sold to liquidators; all stores to close

April 19, 2018

A group of liquidators bought the assets of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Boston Store, in a bankruptcy auction, according to a company statement. Bon-Ton has headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, the company filed a notice with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development indicating that 2,255 employees in the… [Read More]

Sherman Phoenix nearing campaign goal, $1 million away

March 15, 2018

Sherman Phoenix, a model for healing our city and building community, is nearing its $3.5 million campaign goal. With the help of more than 100 investors and donors, $2.5 million has been raised to fund Sherman Phoenix. Currently, $1 million more is needed before the building can be completed. Once completed, Sherman Phoenix will house… [Read More]

Learning to spend within your means

March 8, 2018

Spending within your means may sound like a simple rule to follow, but many Americans spend more than they save, which can result in debt. The good news is that it’s completely avoidable, and it’s reversible over time. With a little planning, tracking and adjusting your spending, you can live happily within your means. For… [Read More]

Four simple rules that self-made millionaires use for building wealth

March 8, 2018

The wealthiest people focus on earning. “While world-class thinkers understand the importance of saving and investing, they direct their mental energy toward accumulating wealth through serving people and solving problems,” writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in How Rich People Think, which he wrote after studying millionaires for more than 25 years. Here are four strategies… [Read More]

Getting your finances ready for adoption

May 20, 2016

The decision to start a family is a joyful event. However, parents considering adoption should consider advance planning for a range of financial issues unique to the process and the child they hope to bring into their home. . According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the costs of adopting (https://www.childwelfare.gov) may… [Read More]