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August is national Make-a-Will Month. While it’s not most people’s favorite topic, it’s an important document to consider. A survey by Caring.com finds more than half of adults don’t have a will. Mindy talks with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about making sure your assets are protected. One option, McIntosh explained, is a will. You use […]

Credit Score Changes There are big changes coming to the way our credit scores are calculated. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talked with WSMH about how these changes will impact all of us and offered tips to boost your credit score. Pay your bills on time and make your monthly payments in full. This will always […]

If you put off your holiday shopping until November or December, it will likely cost you more money, time and stress! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about why it’s time to embrace Christmas in July! She shared 4 tips to get started: 1. Put Pen to Paper – If you do nothing else […]

Being free from the burden of debt might sound too good to be true, but it’s possible. Mindy McIntosh talks with Fox 66 Profitt Report: “Some people feel like financial independence is being very wealthy,” says Mindy, who has a simpler view of what it means to be financially free. “It’s more of ‘okay we […]

Financial Challenges for Women Preparing for the future is one of the most important aspects of financial strategizing, and a lack of involvement often leaves women, in particular, potentially exposed to financial hardships later in life. Don’t expect a spouse, partner, or other family member to help ensure financial security. Women investors face several challenges […]

Fun activities in the summer can turn into wonderful teaching tools and they keep everyone in the family active! Create a scrub-a-dub toy wash. Trying to do your own spring cleaning? Get the kids involved with a toy wash. Bring out all the bikes, trikes, trucks and more and run them through the hose, sprinkler […]

Preparing for the future is one of the most important aspects of financial strategizing, and a lack of involvement often leaves women, in particular, potentially exposed to financial hardships later in life. Don’t expect a spouse, partner, or other family member to help ensure financial security. Women investors face several challenges to helping build wealth […]

Financial envy is even more of a thing now than it was back in 1913 when cartoonist Arthur R. “Pop” Momand debuted the comic strip “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” which centered on the misadventures of Aloysius P. McGinnis and his family, who were always trying to keep up with their never-seen neighbors, the Joneses. […]

This time of year we’re honoring grads and dads. But finding a gift they really want or need can be tricky! Turns out, it’s a great time to buy a gift card. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WSMH FOX 66 Profitt Report about how to protect yourself from scams and get great bonus deals! […]

Every parent wants to see their children succeed academically, socially and financially too! But a recent study found that 69% of parents are reluctant to talk their children about money. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with Michigan’s WJRT about how we can make finances less taboo and more “can do” and help our children be […]

For teenagers, a summer job is the first taste of financial freedom. But parents have a job, too: teaching those teens financial responsibility. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talked with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about how parents can provide an education with that first paycheck: 1. Everyday Expenses 2. Long-Term Savings 3. Very Long-Term Savings 4. […]

New Study: 1 in 3 Americans Confess Stopping Retirement Savings At Least Once While a whopping 94% of Americans give themselves a passing grade in financial literacy, 1 in 3 Americans have confessed to stopping retirement savings at least once, according to a new report from IALC. This startling data* provides the latest peek into […]

Summertime is a treasured time for family getaways. However, more than two-thirds of vacationers say they overspend on a trip, which can lead to a back-at-home hangover. Don’t let your summer vacation bust your budget! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about ways to keep down the costs of travel. Create a Daily Cash […]

From childcare… to college… to cell phone bills, moms pay a steep price for their bundles of joy. And that’s one of the reasons we set aside one day every year to say thank you to mom. With mother’s day approaching, financial professional Mindy Mcintosh talks with FOX66 Profitt Report and breaks down the price […]

Kids & Finances: Give, Save & Spend In our house we use three labeled piggy banks to build a foundation and serve a specific purpose – GIVE, SAVE and SPEND. We use a clear colored jar to save – so they see the money growing. For younger children having the banks color coded is great […]