3 Things To Keep In Mind As Tax Season Approaches

By Alicia Kellebrew Financial Counselor Tax season is once again upon us, and this time of year I get many questions surrounding tax preparation, what to do with tax refunds, and what to do if a tax refund doesn’t show up as expected. So here’s a bit of insight into the wonderful world of taxes…
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How Financial Counselors Are Like Doctors…for Your Money

By Alicia Kellebrew NFCC Certified Financial Professional Village Financial Resource Center I am curious at exactly what point talking about money became taboo. We all grew up with the understanding (whether spoken or not) that this topic was NOT considered “polite dinner conversation.” Well, anyone that knows me knows that while I do understand and appreciate…
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Slaying Your Financial Dragons

We all face “dragons” in our lives, things we need to slay. It could be a habit, a way of thinking, or an unexpected life challenge. The battle can, of course, be tough, but when we face up to something that forces us to take personal inventory of ourselves and change our behaviors for the…
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Personal Finances: What To Do When The Expected Unexpected Happens

By Alicia Kellebrew NFCC certified financial professional The Village Financial Resource Center When constructing budgets with clients, I always discuss the all-too-often overlooked category of “periodic expenses,” which includes those things like out-of-pocket medical costs, car repairs, registration, and maintenance, gifts, and travel. All the costs of life that we know we will eventually run…
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How To Beat Spring Fever Without Going Broke

By Alicia KellebrewAlicia Kellebrew NFCC Certified Financial Professional The Village Financial Resource Center I don’t know about everyone else, but, lately, I find myself suffering from a severe case of spring fever. It doesn’t help that our temperatures bounce around from 60 or 70 degrees one day back down to 30 to 40 the next.…
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