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Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Although today’s blog is short, it shares a resource I think you will find very interesting.  While conducting some research on the topic of the middle class in America, I came across an article on the Pew Research Center website.  It referenced data highlighted in an article it published discussing the continued shrinking of the […]

January 31, 2017 | By More
Pew Consumer Banking Project Website

Pew Consumer Banking Project Website

Last week in our Post Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017, we provided some important updates on changes coming to the banking industry.  We thought it would be valuable to continue the banking discussion. After all, your bank is in many ways the center of your money lifestyle.  Everything from your paycheck or client […]

January 24, 2017 | By More
Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017

Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017

Refreshing your personal finances at the beginning of the year includes your banking activities.  Today, we thought it would be valuable to share some bank reporting resources to keep you updated on what is happening within the industry.  In general, this valuable information doesn’t make the mainstream media outlets.  Plus, we want to provide you […]

January 17, 2017 | By More
Tweak Your Life Guide in 2017

Tweak Your Life Guide in 2017

When reviewing the Business section of the Chicago Tribune earlier this month, I read an article I wanted to share with our readers. Written by Rhett Power and published in Inc., he provided a checklist of 10 items that the sub-headline reads, “Set the tone for the year with a few manageable goals.  (I have […]

January 10, 2017 | By More
How to Make 2017 Your Best Money Year

How to Make 2017 Your Best Money Year

The wonderful thing about January is that it is a time of new beginnings!  And, when it comes to your personal finances, 2017 can be the year where you can create a better money life to build financial security for you and your loved ones. Today, we want to provide you a listing of some […]

January 5, 2017 | By More
10 Money Tips from Top Money Gurus

10 Money Tips from Top Money Gurus

Are you thinking of making some changes in your money life for 2017?  We wanted to share some of the money basics tips that the top money gurus on the web and print world have given to their readers.  We invite you to check out our “10 Money Tips from Money Gurus” video as part […]

December 27, 2016 | By More
10 Tips for Buying and Using Gift Cards

10 Tips for Buying and Using Gift Cards

Sometimes it can be tricky to buy just the right present for someone. It’s why gift cards make a really convenient and ideal option for a holiday gift.  As they say, “cash is king.”  Consider the following factoids from a December 2015 Nasdaq.com article regarding pre-paid and gift cards: According to a report in April 2015, […]

December 21, 2016 | By More
MoneyBasicsU’s Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

MoneyBasicsU’s Holiday Shopping Safety Reminders

As the last few weeks of holiday shopping are upon us, it’s important to keep some basic shopping safety tips in mind.  This year, we put together a short video and posted it on our Facebook  for followers and friends to check out. While we are busy about our shopping, we don’t want our distractions […]

December 13, 2016 | By More
Motivational Quotes: Millcreek Media Group’s Facebook

Motivational Quotes: Millcreek Media Group’s Facebook

As a writer and researcher, I love the power of words.  One of my favorite activities is discovering motivational quotes that are just what I need to fit the journey I’m experiencing at any given time.  Since I have enjoyed and applied the inspirational benefit of motivational quotes for years, I wanted to share this […]

November 29, 2016 | By More
10 Ideas for Happy Holiday Shopping

10 Ideas for Happy Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner.  If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to begin planning your holiday shopping strategy.  Today’s consumers are now blending the online and real world shopping experience.  If you are heading out to the retailers, strip malls, and shopping malls to enjoy the Christmas spirit, we recommend following […]

November 22, 2016 | By More