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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 […]

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. It may be tempting to want to buy things you’ve […]

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 […]

Digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, are making headlines and some people are making small fortunes. This high-tech form of transactions is hard to fully understand, so what do you need to know as a consumer? Bitcoin is just one type of this currency, called cryptocurrencies, because it’s extraordinarily difficult to trace. That kind of security […]

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 […]

Divorce can be one of the most difficult and stressful times in a person’s life, and it’s easy to make major money mistakes. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WSMH FOX66 Profitt Report about how couples can avoid the biggest financial “gotchas” involved in a break up and how to make sure their assets get […]

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. Whatever your dream – with a few small changes to your lifestyle, you can pocket more money! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talked with WSMH about 4 ways you can stash away $100 a month and encourages you to fill out this budget worksheet to help you stay on […]

Having a baby is expensive! Your new bundle of joy is going to make a very large dent in your bank account. From the cost of giving birth to doctors visits to diapers- it all adds up. Local financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with FOX66 WSMH and shares her guide to baby budgeting 101. Create […]

Define & Reach Your 2018 Financial Resolutions With the New Year upon us, it brings a fresh opportunity to consider your goals. For 2018, we are taking a different approach to resolutions. Instead of giving you a laundry list of tasks to accomplish, we want to encourage you to make this the year you really […]

Saving more and spending less are often at the top of the New Year’s resolution list – but only 8% of people actually stick to their goals! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WMSH FOX66 Profitt Report about how you can pump up your pocket book and get financially fit. When you want to get […]

The holidays are in the rear-view mirror, but the credit card bills are front and center! All the fun and festivities can really add up – many households will be paying off their debt through the entire winter and even into spring. We need to watch how much we are putting on our credit cards […]