Finances

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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

A new study shows Michigan has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the country. Women in Michigan are making an average of 74 cents for every $1 a man earns. Financial Professional Mindy McIntosh talks with WJRT ABC 12 about how women can level out the financial playing field: Equal Pay for Women […]

Managing your money can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Taking the time to get your finances in order can really pay off. It can help you stay on top of your bills and save thousands each year. Mindy McIntosh talks with FOX66 Profitt Report to improve your money management skills. 1. Change […]

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day as a couple or your 50th, you probably have some work to do when it comes to your finances. It may not seem romantic, but financial harmony plays a big part in finding marital bliss. Financial professional Mindy McIntosh has some advice for couples on FOX66 Profitt Report. Make […]

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 […]

Tax day on April 18th can seem far off, this year’s deadline will be here before you know it. As you start the process of gathering your tax documents and completing your return, we want to provide a reminder of common filing errors to look out for. Whether you hire a professional or go it alone, […]

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 is that new tax law […]

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 […]