Building Your Savings

Start Your Savings Journey Right with the 52-Week Challenge!

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

Blog Post


The 52-week challenge has been around for a while, but it got its notoriety in January 2013, when 911 dispatcher Kassondra Perry-Weaver stumbled across a simple chart that outlined a painless way to save over $1,000 over the course of a year, by consistently stashing away a set amount of cash week by week. She incorporated accountability by having family and friends help her stay on track, and today her Facebook Group has more than 7,000 members!

Continue Reading

How to Find Out if Refinancing is Right For Your Student Loans

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

Blog Post

The average student loan debt in 2017 is $37,172. This kind of debt is not something that many people can pay off quickly. Instead, they make monthly payments and pay it down over the course of multiple years. Depending on the financial situation, these payments may not be an issue. 

In other cases, the burden is too much, or the interest is too high. In these cases, refinancing the loan could be a solution to the issue. This doesn’t take the loan away, but it does offer more ways to control it. Let’s find out how you can decide if this is the right approach for you in your financial journey.

Continue Reading

Three Reasons a 529 Plan is the Ultimate Gift to Give

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

Blog Post

Looking for the perfect gift for the youngsters in your life? While everyone will be wrapping up toys and clothes they’ll quickly outgrow, why not give them the gift of college this holiday season? A 529 College Savings Plan is an investment account specifically designed for educational savings and it allows contributions from friends and family. It’s the gift that keeps on giving - as the beneficiary ages, their 529 Plan has the opportunity to grow with them. They aren’t just for the typical 4-year universities and can be used to fund trade and vocational schools, community colleges, graduate school, or any institution that participates in the U.S Department of Education student financial aid programs. A 529 Plan is free and simple to start. You just need to name a beneficiary (may be changed in the future), pick if you’d like to save in a pre-paid tuition or a savings plans, and begin making contributions. 

Continue Reading

Infographic: Focus on Falling into Your Autumn Savings

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

Blog Post

Fall is here! Sweaters are on, beautiful, warm colors surround us, and of course pumpkin flavored everything is finally back  (including pumpkin toothpaste - try at your own risk)!

With summer vacation spending behind us, the next big wallet tap is holiday shopping. Now is the perfect time to bulk up your savings over the next few months. Forget raking in the leaves and instead pile up the cash this season. Below are a few money-saving ideas to help get you started:

Continue Reading

Emergency Savings Basics

One of the key pillars to financial wellness is building an ample emergency fund. We know

it: how easy it is to succumb to everyday temptations instead of putting more money away for a rainy day. We have some simple steps which you can implement today to help you build a cushion for when you need

Continue Reading

New Module

Add content here.