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Tips for Negotiating Your Salary

October 31, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

Whether it’s your first job or not, negotiating your salary is always something you should consider doing. You may feel like what you were offered doesn’t represent everything that you bring to the table or maybe you just feel like you could get a little bit more. The important thing to remember is that you won’t know what your options are if you don’t ask.

Market Volatility is More Common Than You Think

October 18, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

For those of you who closely follow the capital markets, the recent volatility may be causing some investors to worry. In the past couple of weeks, from September 30 - October 10 the US market fell 4.8%. Some investors may find it difficult to remain calm while facing a dramatic market downturn. Weathering the storm through downturns may prove more beneficial to investors than bailing when things get rough.

Bill Paying Tips + Tricks

September 21, 2018, 1 Comment by Kimberly L. Curtis

Sometimes paying the bills on time can slip through the cracks. Maybe you’ve been traveling and the due date sneaks up on you. Suddenly you have late fees, penalties, increased interest rates and sometimes your credit rating can be damaged. To avoid those consequences we’ve created steps to make your bill paying process a smoother one.

How to Manage Your Money During the Holidays [Tips]

November 16, 2017, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

What's not to love about the holidays; spending time with loved ones, holiday cheer, and participating in seasonal activities to name a few. Although many find this festive season extremely stressful with gift shopping and spending money they don’t have. Here are some tips to help you manage your money during the holiday season and avoid financial stress:

Medicare and What's Not Covered

October 26, 2017, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

For people on Medicare, one can easily spend an additional $5,000 a year on ongoing health and insurance costs on items not covered. Below are costs you may encounter and how to handle the payment.

Shopping Deals in October [Tips]

October 19, 2017, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

As the holiday season starts, so does the shopping sprees. When the seasonal decorations hit the stores and our paychecks hit our bank accounts, it’s easy to get in the shopping mood. Here’s a list of things you want to buy and not buy in October:

Financial Tips to Prepare for a Natural Disaster [7 Tips]

August 31, 2017, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

In a natural disaster or crisis your first priority is the safety of you and your family, having your finances and critical information safe gives you one less thing to worry about during difficult times.

Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid [Video]

August 24, 2017, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

 

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