Want to learn how to budget for home repairs, protect yourself from identity theft, or have family fun on the cheap? We’ve pulled together a range of information to help you live life to the fullest, without breaking the bank.
A recent COUNTRY Financial® survey found that finances are the leading stressor for Americans during the holidays, followed by finding the right gifts and having enough time to do it all.
How far in advance do you plan for the holidays? Try our tips for easing stress this season.
Kick-off holiday shopping season right with these simple tips.
When it comes to talking money with your kids, are you covering all your bases?
Many parents today aren’t discussing important finance topics with their kids because they don’t have all the answers.
James customizes trucks. Jarod customizes his insurance protection.
These eco-friendly hacks can save you money and the environment.
Alongside tools to craft specially made granite products, Spanish-speaking employees of a family-owned business now have tools to build their financial futures.
Most people think of life insurance as the “if I die” insurance. But, did you know, some policies accumulate a cash value you can use while you’re still alive?
Life insurance is one of the most misunderstood topics that come with “adulting” in my opinion. I’m definitely guilty of thinking life insurance wasn’t something to consider until way later in life. The reality is, that couldn’t be more wrong.
Preparing for your child's college education can seem overwhelming. Check out our timeline for a step-by-step guide of when to take the necessary steps.
A survey from COUNTRY Financial showed just how much parents are willing to sacrifice financially to pay for their kid's college. Don't let college costs derail your future savings goals.
Like traveling toward your summer road trip’s destination, planning is an important piece to help you get to your ultimate career destination: retirement.
Renting and buying aren’t fundamentally good or bad. There are valid arguments to made for each path. Walk through both options before making a decision.
Check your credit score as you begin hunting for a new home. If buying ends up being the right option for you, the higher your score, the lower your rate, which in turn reduces your monthly payment and the amount of interest you have to pay over the course of your mortgage loan. You might be surprised how much that adds up to, meaning it’s no small matter to overlook!
When putting a roof over your head, make sure you don’t get in over your head.
Setting New Year's resolutions may seem easy, but we came up with a few that can help you protect your things, and that can help get you on the right financial track.
You're working hard to achieve your financial goals. Don't let the holidays get you off-track.
Purchasing services through apps and online platforms can be almost too easy. Try our tips for smart consuming in the sharing economy.
If you're thinking about earning money in the sharing economy, take simple steps to be sure you're protected.
We all know there is no stopping a hurricane. However, there are steps you can take to help protect your business from destruction.
We sat down with small business owner, Josh, for the low down on commercial insurance. And why it’s super important.
Renovating a home is less overwhelming if you start with simple steps.
Auto rates are increasing a little each year. Here’s four reasons why.
No matter who in your family is earning their promotion from eighth grade, their high school diploma, or their college degree, it is a great time to get started or check in on your financial plan for college.
It’s never too early (or late) to talk to your kids about money.
Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just save Mother Earth. It saves you money.
If the unthinkable happened, would you be able to list every item in your home? Taking inventory is easier than you think.
When it comes to saving money, start with simple steps (and couponing) today! Check out some great tips, tricks and advice from the coupon queen herself.
The definition of “retirement” becomes more ambiguous every day.
No…buying lottery tickets isn’t on our list, but it probably wouldn’t hurt.
You can take simple steps every day to pinch a penny here and there. Check out these four simple tips to help save money on your auto insurance.
Just like finding the perfect rental starts with simple steps, so does saving money.
A COUNTRY Financial survey found 31 percent of Americans planned to use credit cards to pay for holiday gifts this year. There are simple steps to help ease some of the debt burden.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans admit borrowing money from their savings, charging expenses to credit cards and even borrowing money from friends to pay for gifts this holiday season.
Although auto insurance is one of the most common types of insurance out there, it’s also one of the most confusing. We help explain the three most common types of auto insurance coverages.
Your home is where your stuff is. Do you have the right protection for your prized possessions?
Over half of Americans who didn’t finish college or trade school say education costs were a barrier to their degree.
Are you travel enthusiast at heart but concerned about keeping your money and identity safe? We’ve got some tips that will help you feed your inner wanderlust worry-free.
If you’re in the market for a new car, be sure to take these simple steps to help you determine how much car you can afford.
There are a number of myths around home insurance. We weigh in on four common ones.
See how a brother and sister got real about life insurance.
One third of Americans worry they may never be able to repay their student loans.
These simple tips might help ease the pain next time you have to visit a dealership.
The COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey asked Americans how they felt about the connection between the stock market and their personal financial situation.
The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey finds 1 in 3 Americans still recovering from the Financial Crisis that began a decade ago.
With all of the retirement tips floating around, we know it can be overwhelming. There’s loads of information out there and different approaches you can take. We want to make it easy for you.
Start enjoying retirement before you actually retire.
You might not own your place, but you probably own everything in it. Is your stuff protected?
When it comes to retirement, saving more later doesn’t get you as far as saving less sooner.
Wait, you’re telling me my diamond engagement ring could affect my homeowners insurance?
Are you worried about how much information you’re leaving on the internet?
The COUNTRY Financial Security Index found Americans are worried about affording retirement. But not enough are saving.
Interview with Hope Linker, our Social Media Strategist, for tips and tricks in dealing with social for small businesses.
The COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey asked Americans about how the value of big expenses have held up.
Tax season is longer in 2017. But now is the time to get all your paperwork together while preparing to file.
The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey asked Americans about the value they're getting from monthly expenses like cable tv and video streaming.
The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey revealed a growing gap between Millennials and older generations when it comes to the sentiments of personal financial security.
#Adulting can be exhausting. Topics like what’s the difference between a credit score and report and why should I care can be confusing… until now.
Young adults often have debt they don't understand and don't know how to get rid of.
Debt is a serious issue that continues to rise. Alex,
a personal finance blogger and money-saving queen, helps us out with some tips.
Do you want to donate but don’t trust your money is going to get into the right hands? Before you give, check out some simple ways to make sure your donation is going to make an impact.
In more than half of American households, students get more than a pat on the back for a good report card. Many “A” students are cashing in with good grades.
Business owners now have so many innovative ways to promote their products. Take a quick look at some of the ways you can utilize web marketing.
Everyone should escape their daily lives from time-to-time. Here's how you can budget for your next big adventure.
Can you have everything you want on your wedding day without spending all of your money? We think you can.
Take a look at our list of hidden college costs so you can prepare your kid, and your finances, before you send them off to school.
It's no secret that getting an education is expensive. After adding up tuition, room and board, books and supplies, the costs can seem frightening.
Just because you live in a small apartment complex, condo, or even a dorm room, doesn’t mean you can’t use your creativity and decorate a cozy, comfortable living space. A relaxing, decorated humble abode can put your mind at ease after a long day.
Every home will need some fixing up at some point. If you start saving for the large repairs ahead of time, it will help you keep your budget in check.
Because tuition and housing costs continue to climb, college may feel out of reach for many high school students and soon-to-be college students. However, there are ways to attend college without completely breaking the bank.
A new year can be a new beginning. We might make promises to ourselves to break bad habits, but how many of those New Year’s resolutions actually stick? When it comes to financial security, the biggest step is just getting started.
Relationship experts are quick to mention to couples that communication is key. This is especially true with finances. Do you talk about money with your significant other?
More and more Americans are ditching big box stores for online stores where they can shop from the comfort of their homes. However, the convenience of shopping in your pajamas comes with a risk – identity theft.
Many Americans are heading towards the holiday shopping season with a “celebrate now, pay later” mindset. It’s an approach that can find the joy of the season dampened by big bills in the new year.