Skip’s Blog

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, […]


5 Strategies to “Boot” Financial Stress

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm by Skip Kelley

Have you ever opened up a bill or a statement and the first word that came out of your jaw-dropped-mouth was an “uh-oh”? I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at some time or another. Between the bills, credit cards, ever-growing interest rates, savings, retirement, kids…the list goes on and on – it’s easy […]


Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted: May 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm by Skip Kelley

Typically in these weekly newsletters, I like to give you some type of financial insight or show you ways to better budget and save your money. But today, I just want to write to all the Mother’s. So, to all you Mother’s out there… Happy Mother’s Day! Take this day to celebrate everything you’ve done, […]


Credit Card Got You in a Hole?

Posted: May 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm by Skip Kelley

In today’s day and age, debt is something all too familiar for Americans. According to Consumer Reports; “8 out of 10 households average credit card debt is roughly $7,000.” And that’s just credit card debt; that doesn’t include your mortgage, auto loan, or college tuition. Unfortunately for so many of us, we don’t realize the […]


How Much Is Your Life Worth?

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm by Skip Kelley

When asked the question; How much is your life worth? What are the first thoughts that come to mind? The first thought should be that the answer to that question is: priceless. You just can’t put a price-tag on your life or the lives of your loved ones. Of course, we can’t control everything but […]


Are You Thinking About Buying a Vacation Home?

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm by Skip Kelley

Have you ever dreamed about buying a vacation home? A place where you can get away to relax yet still feels like home. A place where you can bring your family every summer to start new traditions and hopefully pass on to the next generation. While owning a vacation home is certainly considered a luxury, […]


How to Pay for Those “Wants”

Posted: April 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm by Skip Kelley

When was the last time you were able to splurge on yourself? Or better yet, when was the last time you were able to spend a little money on something you wanted without having buyer’s remorse or the guilt of not using your money sagaciously? Sometimes, we all have that “something” we want. That “something” […]


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