Playful piggybanks make great gifts

Playful piggybanks make great gifts

By Alan Prahl Do you want your children or grandchildren to develop a habit of saving money? What better way to get them started saving than to give them a piggybank for Christmas? Today’s piggybanks can be playful and fun. You can buy banks that look like a favorite...
Eating well for less

Eating well for less

By Alan Prahl Whether you eat at home or eat out, food is probably a big part of your budget. Many families and millennials are spending nearly half of their food budget eating out. It’s all too easy to fill up on drive-through meal combos costing more than $7....
To save more money, put yourself first

To save more money, put yourself first

By Alan Prahl Many people want to save money but try to save out of their financial leftovers after they have paid everyone else. After paying the mortgage or rent, utilities, food, cellphone, car payment, student loans and eating out a few times, often there’s not...