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Aug 8, 2018

Treat Yo’ Self (On a Budget)

Whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan or not, chances are you’ve taken a day or two to “Treat Yo’ Self.” But can you splurge on a budget? While that might seem to be a contradiction, you can treat yo’ self without breaking the bank. Kate shows us how!

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Aug 3, 2018

Can a Celebrity Tank a Stock?

These days celebrity influencers seem to be a dime a dozen, but what does it mean when that influence affects the company’s stock? Whether good or bad, it’s normal today for a celebrity’s endorsement or complaint about a company to affect that company’s worth in the market. So what does this mean for you and your portfolio? Kristen discusses the ins and outs of celebrity endorsements and how to safeguard yourself against the volatility that can bring to certain company’s stock.

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Jul 9, 2018

Contemplating a Side Hustle? Not So Fast!

The allure of extra money from a “side hustle” can be tempting to many and even necessary for some. While this extra influx of money can certainly be a positive, it’s important to fully weigh the pros and cons of a side gig and understand what it really means for you financially. We’ve laid out the areas to consider being starting your own side hustle.

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Jul 2, 2018

Advice to Young Adults: Change Your Mindset!

Everyone knows that the choices we make today affect us down the road…but that’s especially true with our money habits! They key is to change your mindset about money and be realistic about what you need to do to secure your financial future.

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Jun 18, 2018

An Antidote for First-Time Homebuyer Jitters

Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming process, but there are things you can do to help you through it. We walk you through the steps, from how to prepare yourself financially to what the purchase process typically looks like. When you’re ready to purchase your first home, be sure to take our tips into consideration – they just might help you be successful in your home-buying adventure!

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May 29, 2018

Advice for the Graduate

What’s the one piece of advice you would give a recent college graduate? We say “Start off on a solid financial footing to ensure future financial success.” Being a new graduate can be overwhelming – so many choices to make and things to think about that it can make your head spin. But we have you covered with great advice for starting your financial future out the right way, from budgeting to saving to debt management. Read on for our financial advice for graduates.

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May 21, 2018

Bedel Financial’s Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

It’s that time of year! If you’re in the market for your first home, it’s critical to ensure you have a good game plan for the purchase. Not sure what to include in your game plan? We have you covered with the ins and outs of buying your first home.

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Nov 15, 2017

How My Spending Challenge Played Out

In August, Kate challenged herself to tackle one bad spending habit per month. Did she make it? Follow along as she discusses the outcome of her spending challenge and what she learned along the way.

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Aug 21, 2017

Millennials: Are You Falling Prey to Mistakes?

You’ve got one thing other generations wish they still had – time. Here’s how to make the most of your working years.

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Aug 9, 2017

Practice What You Preach

At the beginning of June I wrote an article about the adjustments new college graduates face as they enter the workforce. In it, I provided tips on ...

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Jun 5, 2017

From Classrooms to Cubicles

Spring Commencement is over and the Class of 2017 is entering the workforce. Gone are mornings that begin at 10 a.m., nap-filled afternoons and ...

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May 16, 2017

5 Easy Ways to Save on College Costs

College is one of the largest expenses you’ll encounter in your lifetime. Aside from attending an in-state university or receiving ...