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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 […]

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 if they can’t read yet. Establish a […]

The Time to Plan for Retirement is Now It’s National Retirement Planning Week (April 3-7) — a perfect opportunity to focus on arguably the most important piece of the financial-planning pie. Bluntly stated, there is an urgent need for retirement planning. A unique set of challenges has emerged that make planning essential, including changes in […]

Americans spend trillions of dollars every year on wants, needs, knick knacks and everything in between. But your home and life can start to feel cluttered. That clutter is costing you cash, and financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about how to take your trash and make it into treasure! Turn Your […]

America Saves Week is here! America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically. Join millions of others who are taking time this week to start or grow their savings. It all starts when you make a commitment to yourself to save. Let America Saves […]

America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically. Join millions of others who are taking time this week to start or grow their savings. Most of us understand that saving regularly is one of the simplest ways to reach our financial goals, but we […]

Tax Time Preparedness and Planning Tax season is swiftly upon us! The IRS estimates that 20 percent of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fail to claim it, which could mean the difference between getting ahead or staying in the red in 2017. The added complication to this common oversight […]

If you’re planning on getting a tax refund this year you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with it. Well there is an easy answer – Gift Yourself! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about how you can spend your tax refund on yourself this year in a new way! Gift Yourself […]