Investing on a Budget

There is a common misconception that investing is only for people who have plenty of extra money lying around.  But unlike many large purchases, investing requires no hefty down payment and it will have huge benefits for you in the future. Pay yourself first.  We have all heard it but how often do you actually live by this rule?  It doesn’t have to be painful … Continue reading Investing on a Budget

Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is also Financial Literacy month? It’s kind of ironic that financial literacy falls into the same month as National Stress Awareness Month. While trying to lower your stress this month, educate yourself on your finances. Your stress may easily be reduced by increasing your knowledge of money! If you are looking for a good resource, sign up for Goodmoneyhabits.com. This … Continue reading Financial Literacy Month

April – National Stress Awareness Month

This week starts the month of April, also known as National Stress Awareness month! Did you know that the number one cause of stress is financial trouble? No matter your age or occupation, you have probably felt the heat from financial stress at some point. Here are a few tips to use this month to help cope with financial anxiety: Keep a positive attitude. Save … Continue reading April – National Stress Awareness Month

The US and the Top 10 Dumbest States for Financial IQ

The idea of a comfortable retirement seems far-fetched for many, but there is a way to help make that chapter of your life possible – by increasing your financial knowledge and improving your financial behavior. The Employee Benefit Research Institute in Washington, D.C. recently released a new study that shows the difference in financial literacy and behavior between states around the country.  Here is the … Continue reading The US and the Top 10 Dumbest States for Financial IQ

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Receives Jump$tart Honor Roll Certificate

EDSA is very proud to announce Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as one of first recipients of the Jump$tart’s Workplace Financial Education Honor Roll Certificate. They are being rewarded for their dedicated commitment to improving their employees’ financial literacy and knowledge. The eight Louisiana recipients were contacted during the first week of April. Blue Cross Blue Shield and one other Baton Rouge recipient will … Continue reading Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Receives Jump$tart Honor Roll Certificate