Raising Financially Aware Kids

It’s  important to help your children establish good money habits at an early age; and who better to teach your children about good money habits than you? As their parent you can start by teaching them what money is and the financial values YOU uphold. Talk to them about money as casually as you would about brushing teeth or washing hands. The goal for now is … Continue reading Raising Financially Aware Kids

Part 1: Free Money for Your College Education and Where to Find it!

There are many decisions that you have to make when considering attending a college or university. Money is usually one of the biggest actors in this process, and it is often a struggle. But it doesn’t have to be. On average across all school types, 20 percent of college students do not apply for any kind of financial aid, while 30 percent did not apply … Continue reading Part 1: Free Money for Your College Education and Where to Find it!

What to Do This Mardi Gras

King cakes, parades, and beads. Oh my! Carnival season is coming to a close, but the real fun is just about to begin! With many schools and businesses closing their doors for Fat Tuesday, February 28, go out and celebrate Mardi Gras Louisiana Style! Regardless of if you’ll be here in Baton Rouge, traveling to the soon to be packed city of New Orleans, or somewhere far … Continue reading What to Do This Mardi Gras

Bad Habits That Can Break The Bank

Everyone has bad habits, but not everyone realizes how much their bad habits are costing them. Here is a list of the most common bad habits that can break your bank. Coffee Americans spend an average of $21.32 per week on brewed beverages at coffee shops. With a midsize latte going for $3.65 at Starbucks and $3. 19 at Dunkin Donuts; investing in a coffee maker for … Continue reading Bad Habits That Can Break The Bank

Decorating for Fall on a Budget

  Fall is here and it is time to decorate, but you don’t have to spend tons of money to do it. Here are a few tips on how to stay on budget while making your home fall ready. Before you even consider going out to buy items, take a look around your home for items that you can reuse or re-purposes. Items like vases, mirrors, candles, … Continue reading Decorating for Fall on a Budget

Blast From the Past: Quick Tips Before Purchasing Your College Textbooks

Summer’s almost over and school’s about to start. Before you head to the bookstore, we wanted to to pull from one of our favorite posts in the past about saving money on textbooks. We all know that going to college can put a major strain on your finances. On top of tuition, housing, and meal plans, the cost for textbooks can be high. A new … Continue reading Blast From the Past: Quick Tips Before Purchasing Your College Textbooks