Dads have an important job as financial role-models for their kids. Financial Professional James Gallagher talked with FOX 4 News about a “Money-Do” list for dads with kids of all ages. Click here for a guide of how to talk to your kids from ages 3 to 18 - Money As You Grow Click here for a guide on - How to be a Good Financial Role Model
Thursday, June 18th is National Splurge Day, a day dedicated to treating yourself. But some spenders just don’t know when to stop. James Gallagher talked with FOX4 about ways to prevent a shopping hangover. 1. Set a Spending Limit 2. Go Green 3. Implement the Wait Rule 4. Take the Ease out of Online 5. Prioritize Payments Click here for a debt worksheet
It doesn’t hurt to ask; a little haggling could add up to big savings. Financial professional James Gallagher talked with FOX4 about 5 bills you may not know you should negotiate: 1. Dry Cleaning 2. Credit Cards 3. Furniture 4. Phone, Internet & Cable 5. Medical Bills Click here to calculate how much you should have in your emergency fund. Emergency Savings Calculator
For most of us, getting ready for a hurricane involves getting extra water, installing shudders, or making sure the generator you bought 10 years ago still works. But one of the most frustrating thing that people experience after a big storm is getting back on your feet. Hurricane season starts June 1st. James Gallagher talked with FOX4 about the 5 things we should be doing now to financially prepare for...
After four (or five) long years of papers, midterms, and final exams... the time has come for college students to don their caps and gowns and get their diplomas. What they learned in class may help them land a job.. but it might not be enough to guide them through the tough financial decisions that lie ahead. The numbers are staggering - seven out of ten students will have student...
According to a new study, many Americans are willing to delay or skip paying monthly bills, even their mortgage or rent, to take the vacation of their dreams instead of the one they can afford. Local financial professional James Gallagher spoke with FOX4 and has a travel budget calculator that can estimate what a trip might cost.
Americans are under-prepared and over-confident when it comes to their money. More than half of workers say they're "somewhat" or "very" confident they'll have enough money to retire, but one-third say they actually have less than $1,000 in retirement savings. Financial professional James Gallagher talked with FOX4 about 5 steps to take today to prepare for retirement. 1. Put it on Paper Start by clicking HERE for a retirement calculator. 2. Cut...
Moms spend their days taking care of everyone else. But this Mother’s Day, James Gallagher talked with FOX 4 about why moms should put themselves and their finances first. Start with these 5 steps: 1. Set Limits 2. Team Up 3. Help, Not Handouts Click here for a budget worksheet 4. Plan Ahead 5. Put Retirement First
In an effort to teach our kids financial responsibility, should we give them an allowance? James Gallagher talked with FOX4 about some ways to talk to our kids about money now to help them build financial success down the road. Get a guide with tips for talking to kids about money from ages 3 to 18 here. Click here for Money as You Grow
Expecting a tax refund? Before the money hits your account, you want to have a plan! Financial Professional James Gallagher talked with FOX 4 about 5 ways to put your tax refund to good use. 1. Build it Up 2. Cut it Down 3. Stretch it Out Click here <http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator> for a tax withholding calculator from the IRS 4. Pay it Forward 5. Split it Up