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  • November 4, 2019

    With just a little work, you can map out your financial goals for the upcoming year. When it comes to money, it can seem overwhelming or tricky to know where to begin. Luckily, Axiom Bank is here to help! We’ve come up with some of our favorite ways you can create your money goal for 2020. Figure Out Your Finances The first step you should take is to calculate how much income you bring in each month after expenses. You may feel that you have a good estimate, but once you start racking

  • October 25, 2019

    Each year, the holidays add a little more debt onto Americans. Last year, the average debt incurred per person was around $1,000. Because of this statistic, we want to help make sure you’re prepared financially. It’s never too early to start deciding what your holiday budget will be so that you aren’t fretting over overwhelming debt in the new year. If you haven’t set up a budget before, the holidays are a perfect place to start.  1. Start with what you have.  Every

  • June 12, 2019

    If you’ve been putting off travel because you think it’s too expensive, think again! The new minimalism trend is taking off - more than the tiny houses you’ve seen. They are proving to be a helpful mindset and strategy for travelers. Here’s the inside scoop of how to cut costs on your next trip. Plan, Plan, Plan One undervalued trait that minimalists have is the ability to plan ahead. As enticing as a spur of the moment trip may be, that can often lead to even more unexpected

  • March 29, 2019

    The grass is always greener on the other side of winter, but is your bank account? Make the most out of your spring by boosting your savings. All it takes is an idea and some creativity to make some green this spring! Skip the Gym Of course your health should take top priority in all seasons. However, it’s great to switch up your routine, not only for your health but potentially for your wallet! Now that the weather is warming up, you can look for some alternatives for working out. A

  • November 27, 2018

    Shopping for the holiday season can get expensive especially with gifts for the whole family and hosting traditional holiday parties. Luckily, this holiday season we are offering you 5 top-notch money saving hacks so you save more than you spend! Be a Thrift Store Champ - When you shop at thrift stores, you can find inexpensive gifts and decorations for this holiday season. This is the perfect spot to find your ugly Christmas sweater and a wonderful resource for one-of-a-kind gifts. The items

  • October 26, 2018

    The holidays are upon us! Have you put together a savings plan? With all of the expenses hitting you at once, it’s important to have a plan of action. With the following tips and tricks, you can keep your holiday shopping merry and bright. Make a List Create a comprehensive list of every expense you will have over the holidays. This can include presents, envelopes, stamps, cards, wrapping paper, bows, name tags, food, a tree, decorations and so forth. Once you create that list, see if

  • August 1, 2018

    Warm, sunny weather calls for a glass of ice cold lemonade. Now that the kids are out of school and looking for activities to entertain them, now is the perfect chance to teach them a little about finances. Here are a few quick tips to help teach your children how to be fiscally responsible. Have them buy the materials. When deciding to have a lemonade stand, it is important that your children know the value of money. By having them calculate the cost of the lemonade, sugar, cups, sign, sunscreen

  • April 27, 2018

    Has it just felt too long since your last vacation? Are you peeking around the corner to plan your perfect getaway? If so, then planning far in advance can help get you one step closer to sipping that Mai Tai on the beach for a fraction of the price. However, it can be challenging to know which avenue to take between the romanticized all-inclusive vacations or scouting it out on your own. It can be especially more difficult when your dream vacation is limited to a tight budget. You don’t want

  • April 27, 2018

    It’s that time of year for the highly anticipated or dreaded, Spring Cleaning! While you may be noticing the cobwebs in your ceiling corners as you begin writing your cleaning checklist, it’s just as important to clean out the digital cobwebs at least once a year! If you have no idea where to start, don’t fret, we have created an easy list for you to chip away at in one day without too much elbow grease. Why? Why is it important to de-junk your digital life so often? The first

  • December 20, 2017

    Struggling with personal finances? You're not alone. According to recent studies, nearly 7 in 10 Americans don't prepare a household budget. Almost half would be unable to pay cash for a $400 emergency. With the New Year just around the corner, let's resolve to do a better job managing our money. Here are six big-picture tips to keep in mind when preparing your 2018 budget: Be Realistic. Starting a budget is like starting a diet: It's best to ease yourself into it. Drastic

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