Category Archives: Useful Tips

We’re Changing our Look!

It’s that time again.  To keep up with technology, we’ve spent the last several months preparing a new website which will be ready for launch in early December.  We also fine-tuned our logo a bit, which you can already see on our … Continue reading

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Eight Black Friday Alternatives

This Thanksgiving, after the Packers play the Bears, you may be lacing up your running shoes for some Black Friday shopping. However, if you’re lucky enough to have Friday off and would prefer to stay away from the crowds and … Continue reading

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5 Savings Tips for Turkey Day

Now that November has arrived, we can imagine you’re started to think about Thanksgiving Day plans. If you’re the lucky winner who gets to host this year, the cost can add up fast. However, with a little planning, that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Five Things That Could Decrease the Value of Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home somewhere down the road, there are a couple of things that the experts suggest that you NOT do because it could actually decrease the value of your home and make it less … Continue reading

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5 Great Ways to Save on your 4th of July BBQ

‘Tis the season for fireworks and BBQ! But that doesn’t mean you should let your finances go up in flames! Five great tips for saving on your 4th of July BBQ: BYOM: Why not ask your quests to bring their … Continue reading

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3 Financial Tips We Learned From Dad

Because Father’s Day is right around the corner, we thought we would take a minute to pass on some words of advice from the some of the men in our lives that have influenced us the most, our dads. Not … Continue reading

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Plan For Your ‘Someday’ With These 3 Easy Ways To Save

Working hard, paying bills, and putting money aside for your needs and wants in the “now” are so often automatic in our day-to-day lives – so why aren’t we thinking about or planning for the future? According to the 2015 … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead When It Comes Time To Moving

Moving can be a very stressful process. Packing, cleaning, driving, lifting and unpacking an entire house is not always an easy task. To make things a little easier on you, we’ve developed a list of considerations to use for planning … Continue reading

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Kids Or Not, This Is Why You Should Live In A Good School District

When searching for a new home it’s easy to focus on the home itself. “I’d like 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with an attached garage and hardwood floors.” While these are important things to consider in the short term, when it … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask at Every Open House

Have you been tirelessly researching upcoming open houses? Found a few that you’ve already fallen in love with? As they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That applies to many aspects of life, including when shopping for a … Continue reading

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Four Ways To Save At the Ballpark This Season

Do you feel that? The warm weather rolling in, the smell of brats on the grill, and the ground vibrating as fans across Milwaukee stampede in the same direction… This can only mean one thing – baseball season is back! … Continue reading

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Five Great Tips for Managing Your Tax Refund

Tax Day is just over two weeks away. If you’re like many Americans, you’re waiting until April 14th to click Submit. However, to make sure everything is entered correctly (which will hopefully equate to a refund) we recommend getting out … Continue reading

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Great Tips for Single Homebuyers

Did you know that, according to the National Association of Realtors, 31% of all homebuyers are single?  Though the thought of owning a home can be scary for a single homebuyer, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Consider these GREAT … Continue reading

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5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully this America Saves Week

By: Tammy Greynolds, America Saves Communications Coordinator America Saves Week (February 23 – 28, 2015) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. America Saves’ mantra – and the focus for America Saves Week … Continue reading

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This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

By: Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director America Saves Week, February 23 – 28, 2015, is the perfect time to review your finances, set your savings goals for the year, and set up a system that will allow you to … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Turn Saving Money into a Habit

By: Brittany Lyte, Wise Bread The spending and saving habits of your past don’t define your future — your current ones do. And this America Saves Week is a great time to start with a clean slate. Hitting the reset … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Use A Piggy Bank (And What To Do Once It’s Full)

In an effort to further encourage all of our customers to follow our 2015 financial resolutions, we wanted to highlight one of the easiest, most convenient ways to save: the piggy bank. Every person receives a piggy bank at some … Continue reading

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