How to Cut Down Your Monthly Subscription Costs

The New Year is upon us, and you have plans to build on your savings in 2023. Maybe you have a wedding to plan, or are looking to move into a larger home, or want to start a college fund. The problem is recurring payments and subscriptions are taking up too much of your monthly […]

Winter is Here, Connecticut: Prepare to Counter Higher Energy Rates

The weather is colder. Days are shorter. Nights are longer. That only means one thing – winter is here. You turned off the air conditioning and hopefully have made sure your heating system is working well. That comes with a rub this year, and you may want to rethink your energy usage strategy in the […]

Year End is the Perfect Time to Create a Financial Plan for the Future

We have all been through a wild ride these past couple of years, with prices skyrocketing on many – perhaps even most – of the items we purchase regularly.  It’s put a strain on budgets and forced us to reevaluate our finances. But, it doesn’t change the fact that many of us have things we […]

6 Entertainment Options That Won’t Break Your Budget

By Pam Reiss As the saying goes, “a penny saved is a penny earned.”  You work hard for your paycheck but, if you’re like many of us, you’re amazed at how little you’re able to save every month.  Especially now, with the rate of inflation as high as it is, and many people still reeling […]

Nine Easy Cost Cutting Strategies to Boost Your Savings Now

Times have been tough for many people over the last few months.  As if the pandemic wasn’t enough of a headache, inflation is causing everyday items – from gas to groceries – to take a bigger chunk out of our weekly and monthly budgets.  Supply chain issues are also adding to the problem, allowing businesses […]

Should you wait to start saving while you’re still paying off your student loan debt?

To pay it off or to save? If you have student loan debt, you’ve probably wondered whether you should finish paying it off before you prioritize putting away money for retirement, building a rainy day fund, and focusing on other financial goals. The answer: both! While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, building savings while you pay […]

Parent PLUS loans: an overview

With the average cost for a year of college in the US up to $35,720, it’s no wonder so many students take out loans. But the average undergraduate borrower receives just $11,836 in student loans each year — a significant gap for most. That’s where Parent PLUS loans come in. The Department of Education allows […]

Student Loan Servicer Changes: What You Need to Know

There’s been a lot of news about student debt lately. And one of the biggest recent developments: the impending changes to federal student loan servicers. Three major federal student loan servicers — FedLoan, Granite State, and Navient — are all in the process of ending their contracts with the Department of Education (DoEd) and transferring […]

Tips for Cutting Costs and Better Saving This Year

By Lynda Mason The dawn of a new year is always exciting.  For one thing, it offers a fresh opportunity to break bad habits and think about new ways to make our own lives better.  Some people decide to eat healthier or visit the gym more often.  Others decide to spend more time with loved […]

Six Tips for Using P2P Payment Apps

By Dave Wall In today’s digital world, most of what we do is somehow attached to our smartphones.  From our communication and social media to shopping and dining, you probably use a mobile app to get things done.  That includes banking.  Most of your banking features are available on right in the palm of your […]