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8 Tips on How to Save on You Pet Costs

Our furbabies are such a big part of our lives, and often a big part of our budgets! According to the chart below from Simple Dollar, you could spend up to $33,600 over your dog’s lifetime or $22,350 over your cat’s lifetime. 971 more words

Personal Finance

Family Finances: Juggling Financial Obligations

Guest Blogger: Andrew Horowitz, CFP, Horowitz & Company, Inc.

As a parent or soon to be parent, there are many challenges that we face in life such as how to raise the child, getting them proper education, overcoming your child’s sickness, divvying up parental responsibilities, sleepless nights, as well as balancing work and parenting.  413 more words

Financial Planning

Real Estate Strategies for Small Business Owners as Rates Rise

For even small real estate purchases, you need a financing strategy. In a rising interest rate environment, the cost of capital is edging higher for all small businesses, but especially those who need to purchase property. 1,129 more words

Banking Solutions

Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

So you’ve done your taxes. And if you haven’t, don’t worry, this year you have until Tuesday, April 18. But if you’re expecting a refund, we have some tips on smart ways to spend it. 315 more words

Banking Solutions

7 Tips For Raising Money-Smart Kids

Carrie S. Niesman, Vice President/Regional Manager

As parents, we work hard to protect our kids. Even before they cross their first street, we start teaching them how to assess and address the risks that come with daily living. 659 more words

Old Second Bank Aurora

Wedding Finance Tips: Getting Hitched in the Black

I live in the northeast and spring has officially started, although you really can’t tell just looking at the weather (it’s supposed to be a brisk 25 degree day today). 1,652 more words

Money And Personal Finance

Small Habits that will Cost You Over Time

The devil is in the details. That is also true when it comes to money. My own mother has a terrible approach to money which often frustrates me. 209 more words

Money And Personal Finance