8 Thrifty Tips to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

8 Thrifty Tips to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Wedding season is just beginning again for the year. Many couples (and their bridesmaids and groomsmen) are now realizing just how much this joyous day will cost!   The average cost of a wedding in Minnesota is just over $19,000. Many couples are realizing that...
4 Problems with the 52-Week Money Challenge

4 Problems with the 52-Week Money Challenge

You may have seen or heard about the 52-week money challenge, a program for weekly savings that results in your saving $1,378 by the end of the year. They’re usually organized in a tidy little table. The amount of money you could save at the end is certainly enticing,...
How To Save Money While Traveling

How To Save Money While Traveling

Do you have a big vacation planned for this year? Often, big plans turn to small plans because funding gets in the way. To enjoy your best trip possible, here are some tips to save money while you travel.   Take Advantage of Free Activities It sounds simple enough,...
5 Tips to Know When Giving Charitable Donations

5 Tips to Know When Giving Charitable Donations

The new year is a great time to review your charitable donations, but how do you know if your contribution is spent wisely? Make sure that your hard-earned money is reaching its full giving potential with a bit of research. Consider these ideas when preparing your...
5 Financial Goals for the New Year

5 Financial Goals for the New Year

It’s almost the end of the year. For some, that means it’s time to begin thinking about new year goals. The majority of new year goals are related to health, fitness, personal or career development. Although all of those are good goals, it is recommended to consider...