Skip’s Blog

Old Heirlooms to Appraise?

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm by Skip Kelley

Could you imagine yourself finding an old painting in the attic one day and the next thing you know, you’re on an episode of Antiques Roadshow? I find it so fascinating to see old treasures and family heirlooms being appraised. It’s mesmerizing to watch and listen to the appraiser rattle off detailed and historically-specific facts […]


5 Home Gadgets that Save Money

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm by Skip Kelley

If you’ve ever owned a home, then I am sure you already know how quickly the costs of owning and maintaining your place can add up. Nowadays, companies are using technology to provide homeowners with products to simplify their lives and save them some money but it’s easy to get lost in articles and reviews […]


Simplify Your Life

Posted: August 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm by Skip Kelley

Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed and overloaded? Do you have a ton of things happening all at once? Is your to-do list overflowing and continually growing longer? If so, you’re in luck because if you didn’t already know, the first week of August is national ‘Simplify Your Life’ Week! So the question here […]


Become “Financially Fit” with this Financial Cleanse

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm by Skip Kelley

We’ve all heard about all of the latest diet and cleansing ‘fads’ out there – the ones that guarantee that you will lose 10 pounds in just a few short days without ever having to lift a finger. While I can neither promote nor devalue any of the cleanses currently on the market, I do […]


Quitting Your Job? How to Prepare…

Posted: July 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm by Skip Kelley

Quitting your job can be stressful. Not only are you a nervous wreck, staring into the mirror, rehearsing the resignation speech you have to give your boss, but your personal finances can cause an entirely different level of pressure during this time. The questions sound something like this: “Is this a stable job? Is this […]


The 401(k) Rollover

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm by Skip Kelley

Many employers offer an employer-sponsored retirement account called a 401(k), as I’m sure you’re aware. But, many people aren’t aware that when you leave a job and you’re preparing for retirement, that the money in your employer-sponsored 401(k) provides many benefits to “take the money with you”. Let’s take a look at a few of […]


Reminder: Father’s Day!

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm by Skip Kelley

If you thought it was hard to find the right gift for Mother’s Day, trust me when I say, Dad’s are not any easier to shop for. Father’s Day is a special day to recognize fatherhood and celebrate the important fathers and father-figures in our lives. Remember to show extra thanks to all of the […]


Tips for Buying a New Car

Posted: June 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm by Skip Kelley

You’ve pushed it off as long as you can, but the time has finally come. You’re at your wits end and have decided that you’re done funneling more money into a car that is no longer worth it. It’s time for a new “ride.” Purchasing a new car/truck/van, can really be an exhausting experience; hours […]


The “Tipping” Controversy

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm by Skip Kelley

Do you know how much you should you tip when you’re at a restaurant? Are you supposed to tip the pizza delivery driver on top of the delivery fee that’s already been applied? What about your mechanic? To better understand how, who and when to tip, it helps to understand the background and history of […]


Gifts for the Grad

Posted: May 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm by Skip Kelley

Graduation season is upon us! Some of you may have already watched your child or grandchild walk across the stage and accept their diploma while others are anxiously awaiting. As exciting a time as this is, it can also offer that nervous anticipation knowing they’re taking their first steps into adulthood. No matter the feeling, […]


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