3 Smart Money Tips for Financial Literacy

  Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   Did you know that April is National Financial Literacy Month?  This month-long campaign, recognized by Congress in 2004, is designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach people of all ages how to manage their money wisely. According to a survey conducted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) [...]

Time for Taxes

  The Christmas tree is down, the decorations are back in the attic, and we’ve rung in the new year.  Now that those annual traditions are behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the next big season: tax season.  Did we deduct enough?  Is everything accounted for?  It’s no secret that tax time [...]

Six Steps to Tackle Holiday Debt

    Did your recent holiday shopping cause some stress? Did you agonize over finding the perfect gift for Mom who already buys herself everything? Are you waiting until the eleventh hour and hoping for the best? Are you nervous about a shipping deadline? Or maybe you were just more generous to your loved ones [...]

5 Last Minute Back to School Shopping Tips

  The first day of school has come and gone in the Brighton, Michigan area but not every family has finished their back to school shopping. Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch box, a pencil and that was it. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, stacks [...]

Aretha Franklin Didn’t Have a Will, But You Should

  As fans and celebrities flock to the metro Detroit area this week to honor Aretha Franklin, one of the most iconic voices in music history and a nationally loved artist, we urge you to learn more than ‘respect’ from her legacy. The Queen of Soul, left behind four sons, but no will for her [...]