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Staying on track for Summer

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Winter...It is FINALLY over! Has it as brutally cold and seemingly endless for you as it has for me? It is time for some sunshine to help get us out from underneath the hibernation of these winter months. As the days get longer and the temperature warms, we get ready to do our seasonal activities such as lawn projects, camping, house maintenance, and summer vacations. 


Financial Literacy Month

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Do you remember the days when people wrote a check for everything, or prior to that cash was used for purchases? Today it seems I seldom have cash on me, and rarely do we use checks. We have come to a time when it is all about online shopping or using debit or credit cards, creating ample ways to overspend.


What to do with your tax refund?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The tax season is upon us.  Every year, people ask what should I do with my tax refund?  First, if you are expecting a tax refund remember that the government is not giving you a bonus, this is money you should have received all year.


What to do with your tax refund?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The tax season is upon us. Every year, people ask what should I do with my tax refund? First, if you are expecting a tax refund remember that the government is not giving you a bonus, this is money you should have received all year. (you may want to check your withholdings for 2019)


Credit Scores... What do they mean!?!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We all hear a lot about credit scores and checking our credit and increasing our credit score but what does this all mean!?!

Many of us struggle as we try to understand what the “credit score stuff” really includes and why does it matter. Yet, we all know it is a deciding factor for financial institutions when determining if we will receive a credit card or a loan.


Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

I love the start of a new year and the opportunities it brings.  I am not one for resolutions, but certainly, use this time of year to assess.  We all know nothing changes if nothing changes.  Financial changes require goals, family discussion, and organization.  


PRESENCE not PRESENTS

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It’s that time of year again, Christmas!  A time to focus on our fellow man, our family and The Child given to us in a manger.  Or is it? Too many it’s a time to spend, spend, spend.   


Keeping Your Online Information Safe

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

By, State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt

Our phones, iPad, and computers have changed our world.  We shop online, pay our bills online and view personal and financial information online; but is it safe?