How to Prioritize Saving During This Crisis

Now more than ever we need to build our savings, but how can you get started? Joe Mecca from Coastal Credit Union shares his strategies and tips on saving money during a crisis! Prioritize Saving and Building Your Financial Cushion We’re continuing our mini-series about how deal with finances during the coronavirus crisis. We’ve been […]

How to Use and Maximize Your Stimulus Check

While millions have already received their stimulus check through direct deposits, others are just now getting them. Joe Mecca from Coastal Credit Union and I discussed a few things to consider so you can make every dollar go further! You can watch it right here or read the edited transcript below! Elle Martinez: Joe, thanks […]

Dealing with Losing Your Job and Income

Many families are dealing with the financial fallout from the coronavirus, including losing their income and jobs. See how you can adjust your budget and get the resources you need to ride out these tough times!  How to Financially Handle Losing Your Job and Income  Judging by the numbers, Ani’s situation is becoming more common. […]

Not Panicking When the Stock Market Falls

Want an easy way to reduce your stress levels without having to lift a finger? Avoid checking your 401(k) balance right now. Seriously, have you looked at it? If so, then your stomach may be following the roller-coaster pattern on the graph below. Stressing Out and Panicking Over Your Investments You or your spouse may […]

Is the 50/20/30 Budget Right for You?

One hang-up people have with budgets is that they have to do a line by line review of of all of their expenses and income. For those new to budgets or people who are busy already it can seem overwhelming. If that’s you, proportional budgets may be the way to go. And for a practical […]

How to Handle Your Finances During the Coronavirus Crisis

Today we’re going to jump in on ways you can adjust your finances during the coronavirus crisis to get through these tough times! Getting Your Finances Stabilized During the Coronavirus Crisis Even though it’s been less than a month since schools closed here in Raleigh, it feels like a lifetime ago.   And chances are things […]