Your Money

Pointers from the pros on smart retirement planning, loans, college savings, real estate and investments.

Apr 16th, 2014

Reuse and Renew: Green DIY Projects

Ed note: If you’re feeling like you need to freshen up your look or home decor, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then we have some great news for you. Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY is sharing some amazing tricks for turning basic into beautiful. You could use any excuse—from post-holiday […]

Apr 14th, 2014

One Day Left: Time to Take Action

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only one day away! Here is one last minute tip to help you file your return as accurately as possible. It’s the moment of truth. Are you going to get your taxes filed today? We have tons of great resources and even a guide […]

Apr 11th, 2014

Four Days Left: Where to Get Help

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only four days away! Here are four last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible.  If you are filing your own tax return, you may run into a lot of questions along the way. There are several resources you […]

Apr 8th, 2014

Impulse Buys – What to Know

Ed note: Whether they are big or small, impulse buys can have an effect on your budget and personal wellbeing. Contributor Ginger of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds explains.  Who doesn’t like a little retail therapy after a bad day, or even a good one? But what happens when that therapy veers into being a […]

Apr 4th, 2014

Teach Your Kids About Money (They’ll Thank You Later)

Ed note: Money can be a tough subject. In some families it is taboo. Other times it is just too abstract. Here, Kate Ashford outlines a few fun and concrete ways to talk about finances with your children. Leer en español. As parents, we pass a lot of wisdom on to our children, but we seem […]

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Apr 3rd, 2014

Test Your Financial Literacy [QUIZ]

April is Financial Literacy Month. This topic is obviously very close to our hearts since Block Talk focuses on sharing actionable financial knowledge and works to help simplify your financial life. Some of the key financial issues everyone encounters are: where to spend, how much to save, how to use credit and filing taxes. We’ve […]