Regardless of your spending habits, there are lots of ways to Feed the Pig. While the savings from changing a single habit may not seem like much at first, making changes in a few areas of your life can add up to big bucks within a single year. Here are some of our favorite financial tips.

Weekly Savings Tip: Don't Wait. Communicate.

September is National Preparedness Month and this year's theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." While preparing for the unthinkable is about as fun as making your will or winterizing your home, it's the kind of thing that you'll be glad you did should you need it.

To help you plan, the AICPA, the American Red Cross and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) came together to provide a free, comprehensive, AWESOME, new resource Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness and Recovery. If you're not sure where to start, this is the place.

Disasters and Financial Planning is an interactive guide divided into six sections covering topics like making a disaster plan and protecting your loved ones. Each chapter includes brief, easy-to-follow checklists to help you prepare for a potential disaster and recover should disaster strike.

Set aside some time this month to complete these steps so that your community, family and even your pets have a plan when disaster strikes. Don't wait. Communicate.

This Just In...Current Events

Staying up to date on current events and financial news is an important part of understanding and managing your finances. 


Start off on the right financial foot, and stay there!

Habit Changers

We all have habits, some better than others. The important thing is how you acknowledge and manage them. Just take it one step at a time...

Seasonal Savings

Changing seasons mean more than just a change in wardrobe, they also mean a change in spending and savings habits. 

Holiday Helpers

The holidays can be one of the most difficult times to save. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. 

Tax Tips

Taxes are an important part of your financial plan. The more you understand them, the more you can appreciate how they can work for you.