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No price is set in stone, and that goes for a wide variety of goods and services! Whether you’re shopping for a couch or a cellphone, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask for a better deal. It doesn’t hurt to ask; a little haggling could add up to big savings. Financial professional Mindy […]

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 […]

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 average tax refund was just over $3,000 last year. Often times, the money is used on a one-time splurge, but there are ways to make the money work for your benefit all year long. Financial professional Mindy Mcintosh talks with FOX66 Profitt Report with tips to help us think differently about our tax refunds. […]

Spring only comes once a year, but a deep cleaning can help your home stay organized and uncluttered all year round. The same can be said for your finances! Financial professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT about 5 tips to spring clean your financial household: 1. Inspect Your Budget 2. Rake in Retirement Contributions 3. […]

What started out as a financial-literacy awareness day more than a decade ago is now a month-long campaign that has been recognized by Congress every year since 2004. The program is designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach people of all ages how to manage their money wisely. And, according to recent […]

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 […]