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...
Wondering how to reach your financial goals?

Wondering how to reach your financial goals?

By Alan Prahl For a limited time, you can attend FISC’s life-changing The Power of Money workshop at no cost. Thanks to a grant from The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America®, there is no fee to attend the workshop in 2018 The Power of Money workshop has helped...
Do you have a winning financial game plan?

Do you have a winning financial game plan?

By Alan Prahl It’s football season again. While we’d love to see the Packers win the Super Bowl, it will take a winning game plan, diligent practice and superlative effort for the Packers to succeed. You know some of the key things the Packers need to do to win....
Top 5 barriers to home ownership

Top 5 barriers to home ownership

A March 2018 survey conducted by Harris Poll for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) reveals that 38% of adults who have tried to purchase a home in the past year have faced barriers to home ownership. The infographic reveals the top five barriers to...