money hidden behind paper

7 Hidden Costs of Buying a Car

Buying a car, whether new or used, is an exciting yet expensive time. In addition to the sticker price, you have to budget for hidden costs associated with securing your new ride. From dealership fees and taxes to insurance premiums, the hidden costs of buying a car can break your budget if you don’t plan… Read more »

Toy house with down payment money

8 Easy Tips For Purchasing Your First Home

Walking through the door of a home that could one day be yours is an irreplaceable feeling. As you stand in the middle of the wood-paneled, orange-carpeted living room soaking it all in you can begin to see your vision for this cozy-cottage unfolding right before your eyes. Purchasing your first home is a thrill,… Read more »

Man preparing an emergency preparedness plan for workplace

In 3 Simple Steps: Get Your Business Emergency Prepared

All businesses should be prepared for the unexpected by setting up an emergency management plan. According to James Bucki, Director of Computing Technologies at Genesee Community College, statistics show that 75 percent of businesses that experience a significant disaster fail within six months, highlighting the need to be prepared. “Remember, that your company is a… Read more »

Man working with wealth management services

4 Reasons to Use Wealth Management Services

What are wealth planning services? Simply put, wealth planning is the process of balancing and addressing these four objectives: security, a comfortable standard of living, the ability to provide for others and the ability to leave a legacy. It is more than an investment—it’s a multi-step process that clients go through as they make decisions… Read more »

Pencil and tax form

How to Prepare for the 2018 Tax Season

It might not be as highly anticipated as the holidays, beach-weather days or spring, but tax season still rolls around each year and often takes taxpayers by frantic surprise. 5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Tax Season To sidestep the usual stress tax season brings, implement the following tips in your prep. 1.Seek outside… Read more »

Retirement written on the road

6 Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Planning for retirement is exciting, anxiety-inducing and complicated. Sometimes it seems you can’t even plan further than the weekend, so to plan your entire work-free retirement? That seems like a lot to handle. Avoid these 6 mistakes when crafting your retirement plan When dealing with something of this magnitude, it makes sense that you’d stumble,… Read more »

Scissors cutting money

9 Expenses to Cut from Your Life

Maximize your paycheck by reducing your monthly costs. Wouldn’t it be nice to boost your savings and reduce your expenses? Here are nine practical ways that you can eliminate pricy fees from your life. 9 Ways to Reduce Expenses and Save Money 1. Plan For Outings According to Lauren Ver Hage, contributor to The Financial… Read more »