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The electronic age may have made life easier and more convenient for you and your children or grandchildren. But it also has made a lot of us more sedentary. You know what it takes to get exercising: a plan and a little initiative. But how do you get the little ones moving? Here are some […]

Nearly a third of planet Earth’s land is forest. That means from outer space the two most predominant colors you’d see are blue (the oceans) and green. The rest would mostly be various shades of brown and gray. With a human habitation of more than 7.6 billion and 4.5 billion years in the bank, Earth […]

You’ve carefully planned your overseas vacation. You know where you want to visit. You know what sights you want to see. You know whom you want to see. And you know where you will be staying. The only unknown factor in the equation is your health. How do you plan on staying healthy and what […]

Tips for Preventing Identity Theft   Protecting yourself from identity theft is essential, and in order to truly secure your financial life, you must take a number of steps. From the information you share on checks to the online passwords you create, thieves can steal your identity in a variety of ways. To help proactively […]

The signs of summer are beginning to appear: Air conditioners are humming, pools are opening, and gardens are just starting to show some activity. Nature is unfolding and temperatures are rising—along with the temptation to spend money.  Here are 3 ways to keep summer spending under control: Ride your bike instead of driving your car. […]

How to Keep Your Money in Your Family  You’ve invested your life into caring for their wellbeing. You cherish them and want them to mature into smart, healthy, successful adults. Naturally, as they become adults and grow older, your authority over them recedes. They make their own decisions, and you just hope it’s for the […]

Have a new college graduate? Give your loved one the gift of financial readiness. This is the time of year when college graduates prepare to make their career dreams and goals a reality. Despite their degrees, however, they may be ill equipped to face financial challenges. According to an ongoing study by the National Financial […]

You’ve invested your life into caring for their wellbeing. You cherish them and want them to mature into smart, healthy, successful adults. Naturally, as they become adults and grow older, your authority over them recedes. They make their own decisions, and you just hope it’s for the best. Your feelings don’t change. They are your […]

How Social Media Impacts Your Spending Once upon a time, “keeping up with the Joneses” meant comparing your lifestyle to your neighbors. In today’s digital world, we can compare our wealth with everyone on social media. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with FOX66 Jennifer Profitt about social media pressures to overspend. READ MORE Saving for […]

Are you hoping to take a family trip this summer? The last thing you want to do is go on vacation and build up credit card debt. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh, talks with FOX66 Profitt Report about some advice on where to begin saving for that special trip. Meeting savings goals for vacation can be […]

Have You Financed the Retirement You Want? More than one-third of Americans have little to no money saved for retirement. Most of them are part of generation X, who were most affected by the Great Recession of 2008. They lost almost half of their net wealth during a time when they carried hefty financial obligations […]

Mortgage rates are hovering close to 4.5% and could reach 5% during this busy home buying season. Before you sign on the dotted line for your mortgage payments, make a plan to cut down the costs! Whether you’re buying your first home, or you’re downsizing like many of my clients who are approaching retirement and […]

Tips for Tax Deduction & Credit Planning The countdown to tax day has begun. December 31, 2017 closed the books on the old year and started the 15 week clock to the federal tax filing day on April 17, 2018. Officially set for April 15 of every year, the IRS moved this year’s date to […]

Buy a new gadget or pay off the credit card? Go on a sunny vacation or start an emergency fund? 62% of Americans are expecting to get a tax refund this year. If you are planning on receiving a refund, financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT Sunday, Feb. 18 at the 9:00 hour about […]

Pocket More Money in 2018 Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. Whatever your dream – with a few small changes to your lifestyle, you can pocket more money! We have 4 ways you can stash away $100 a month and help you stay on task! One trick that could make a big difference is […]