Saving for car_5472

How to Save for a Car

By M Katie Helle, CPA – As a teen or young adult, there are some things we look very forward to in life.  One for me was my 16th birthday.  I knew this milestone came with a lot of freedom; one of which was getting my driver’s license.  I will never forget this birthday.  I […]

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How to Manage Credit

By M Katie Helle, CPA – As we have learned, your credit is what banks and lenders look at to decide whether to lend you money.  With a general understanding of credit scores and the factors used to calculate your score, you may be wondering is how you can manage your credit.  Managing your credit […]

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Creating a Budget

By M Katie Helle, CPA – With the new year upon us, many people start to think about their finances and how they can set themselves up for a prosperous future. Creating a budget is important because it will help you stay on track with paying your bills, creating a savings cushion, and setting financial […]

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Your Paycheck Explained

By M Katie Helle, CPA – With most employers offering direct deposit, people rarely look at their pay stub to understand where the money came from in their bank account.  It’s important to do a quick review to understand where your hard-earned money is going before it gets to you. Your paycheck typically comprises of […]