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5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Interest and Debt

5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Interest and Debt

Reading Time: 2 minutesStudent loan debt is one of the biggest burdens we can have on our budgets. There are some ways available for you to minimize this burden and lower your student loan interest and debt. Below are 5 ways that I have found to successfully lower...
Self-Care Does Not Require Spending

Self-Care Does Not Require Spending

Reading Time: < 1 minuteCOVID-19 has upended our daily routines, our future plans, and our lifestyles. Deirdre is here to share some of her favorite self-care tips to manage stress, sleep, physical activity, and more to take care of you right now. Self-care is so...
The Benefits of Budgeting

The Benefits of Budgeting

Reading Time: 2 minutesBudgeting can definitely be a chore. And if you’ve never created one before you may feel intimidated. But the benefits of budgeting far outweigh the downsides. If you wish you knew where all your money went, are tired of feeling out of control...
Build your Wealth Darrin & Jayla – Part 5

Build your Wealth Darrin & Jayla – Part 5

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the final part of our 5-part series, Jayla is chatting with Southern Bancorp CEO, Darrin Williams about longer term wealth building goals as you look forward to the future and the potential for retiring without stress. It may seem like...
Three Money Moves to Recover from a Splurge

Three Money Moves to Recover from a Splurge

Reading Time: 2 minutesYou ever pulled a Joe Exotic and splurged so badly that you really felt like you were never going to financially recover? We all like nice things, but sometimes we spend a little too much without thinking about the consequences or how it fits...
Keeping It Real About Credit Management

Keeping It Real About Credit Management

Reading Time: < 1 minuteYou can save yourself money in the long run by leveraging credit management. Lower interest rates and lower fees are some of the benefits of watching your credit score. You can go to  www.annualcreditreport.com any time to check out exactly...
Make the Most of Your Money

Make the Most of Your Money

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you are anything like the vast majority of Americans, you have probably struggled to make ends meet at some point in your life. Maybe that’s why you are here now, reading this blog, and looking for ways to make the most out of each of your...
Free and Fun Tips for Discovering NYC During COVID19

Free and Fun Tips for Discovering NYC During COVID19

Reading Time: < 1 minuteIn this week’s video from Deirdre, she is sharing tips on how to get outside and rediscover your own city for free (or cheap!) Whether it is noticing the architecture around your city, visiting new parks, or learning about history, you’ll be...
3 Ways to Save

3 Ways to Save

Reading Time: < 1 minuteJayla is sharing her three ways to save. https://youtu.be/rO3p5N-62mY Now is the perfect time to push the restart on your saving habits: Eat at home Become a coupon rockstar Challenge yourself to not spend There is almost always a better, or...