Stay on Track and you can win $500!

This summer, keep your financial focus with “Stay on Track,” a contest from our partner in financial education, BALANCE. With “Stay on Track,” BalanceTrack users can win $500 and/or one of three $100 gift cards! Entering “Stay on Track” is easy: Visit BalanceTrack online Complete at least one BalanceTrack module with a passing grade (multiple entries across different modules are … Continue reading


5 ‘Logical’ Credit Moves That Can Lead to Trouble

Intuition and common sense can let you down big time if you use them to make credit decisions. Consumer credit expert John Ulzheimer says the secret is to understand the factors behind your credit score and use those to guide decisions. Here are five perfectly reasonable-sounding credit moves that can come back to bite you — and what to do … Continue reading


Cyber Security Awareness Resources

In today’s connected world, everyone benefits from cyber security awareness. A cybersecurity attack can result in everything from identity theft, to extortion attempts, to the loss of important data like family photos. That’s why it’s important to keep up to date with online safety. The National Cyber Security Alliance has a large resource library of relevant topics to make sure … Continue reading




If ‘Budget’ Sounds Like a Bummer, Try Renaming It

Webster’s New World dictionary defines budget as: “a plan or schedule adjusting expenses during a certain period to the estimated or fixed income for that period.” If that doesn’t sound fun, I don’t know what does. (I’m kidding. It sounds terrible.) By definition alone, budgeting sounds like a chore. So it’s no surprise that many people hear the word “budget” … Continue reading




‘Tidy Up’ Your Finances So Each Dollar Sparks Joy

Marie Kondo has inspired countless people to wipe out clutter. Her KonMari organizing method, popularized by her book and Netflix series, lays out how to get more joy from your life and possessions. This approach can extend to your money, too. Applying her mindset can reduce the financial clutter in your life and help you make a better plan for … Continue reading



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