The holidays have just about come to a close which means many people are checking their bank accounts with trepidation. This time of year is joyous and special as it is an ideal time to reconnect with friends and relatives. Those friends and relatives can also come with added headache if you are one who goes to great length to please those you care about. If this is you, chances are you went all out in the spirit of gift giving and you may be looking to recalibrate your finances in order to get back on track. So maybe you went over your budget, put gifts on credit cards or took a small loan to ensure you could deliver with gifts this year. Read further as I suggest some ideas to replenish that bank account and hopefully put you ahead in the future.
Gas prices have spiked once again and mother nature is to blame this time. Hurricane Harvey has directly impacted residents of the Houston metro area in addition to the rest of the country who are consumers of the oil that is sourced from this region of the US. The Question is why and how long can we expect to see elevated prices at the pump?