Author Archives: Peter D

Give the Gift of a Check this Holiday Season

As you begin to consider holiday gift-giving, presenting friends and family with a check may not top your list of festive ideas. However, with some of our new holiday checks, it might actually be one of the best presents you can give this season. 

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How Seasonal Shifts Affect Spending Habits

You’ve had a hard week and a glass of wine at home just isn’t going to cut it. So you opt to head over to your favorite department store and do a little damage on your credit card. While retail therapy is indeed “a thing,” the psychology behind it may shock you. Your need to spend may have something to do with the weather.

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3 Expenses to Shed this Autumn Season

Much like the trees shed their leaves this time of year, it may be time for individuals to do some shedding as well — of the financial nature. Autumn is the perfect time to follow the trees’ lead and strip ourselves of those unnecessary expenses we’ve piled up during summer. 

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What the Future of Retirement Holds For College Kids & Seniors

The uncertain times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have made many of us turn our attention (and worry) towards our finances. Before the pandemic, we may have felt confident in our financial well-being and our ability to retire one day. 

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How COVID-19 is Reshaping Millennial Saving Habits

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the most substantial economic rift to the U.S. economy since the Great Recession of 2008. Due to quarantining policies and business shutdowns, the nation’s unemployment rate reached a staggering 14.4% in April 2020, according to Pew Research

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4 Free & Affordable Online Learning Resources for Kids

If you’re like many parents, the stay-at-home orders in light of the Coronavirus pandemic forced you into a new role: homeschool teacher. With many jobs switching to work-from-home and schools switching to at-home, online learning, parents were forced to take on the role of teacher to help their kids learn through that challenging transition.

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