Recent Articles from Christine

“Black Friday” Shopping Tips!

Hello Everyone!! It's Friday, but not "Black Friday", yet. Don't be the mouse that get caught in the big retailers trap.  Use the mouse in this interactive article that will empower you, before your visit to the brick and mortar giants next week. The tips in the...

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Black Friday

Calling all shoppers!! The holidays are HERE! What are your plans for Black Friday? Will you be in the midst of the crowds looking for great deals? There were great deals out there all year long. For those of you that exchange gifts at Christmas; hopefully you took...

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Happy Veterans Day!

We salute our Veterans today for their sacrifice and obvious undying love for our country.  It is because of their unselfish service that we are able to experience the land of the free. Many of you had to delay your weddings or get married days prior to deployments,...

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“Retirement!” “15” is the New “10”

I wanted to share a retirement tip from an article written by Katherine Roy, Chief Retirement Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management.  According to Roy (2014), being consistent with saving for retirement in a challenging market may seem difficult, however it is...

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Bring your Goals Back into Focus!

Are you satisfied with the financial choices you made so far this year?  Maybe you haven't saved as much as you wanted to, perhaps you didn't take that vacation, didn't contribute much to your IRA or 401k or replace that roof on your home as planned. No one will ever...

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Coupons saves you $$$!

Have you saved money by using coupons lately?  A customer offered me a $2.00 coupon for laundry detergent that I was purchasing in the store the other day and I thought, what a nice gesture; she saved me $2.00.  I have decided to get back to using coupons for the...

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Take Three Bites Out of Your Debt Today!

Somebody that you care about needs to know that a great start to a debt diet is "DCA"! Take 3 bites out of your debt today! The first bite should be:  Decision Decide that today is the day! The second bite:  Change Commit mentally, emotionally & physically! The...

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“The DNA of an Emergency Fund”

If it's not an emergency; don't break the bank! This month we have been discussing important topics that touches everybody’s life.  There were great conversations ranging from understanding needs verses wants, impulse shopping and the affect it could have on your bank...

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“Car Title Loans – Risky Business!”

I am counseling a single mother with three children living on approximately $600 per month.  Once we had assessed her situation, something financially crippling about her obligations was that she had recently taken out a car title loan.  What is a car title loan? In a...

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