For many students, going off to college marks the first time you will handle your own finances. Study up on these ten tips and you'll surely ace Money & Responsibility 101.
On August 7, you can eat the best pizza in town and support The MAX4Kids Foundation® simply by stopping by CiCi's Pizza!
The MAX4Kids Foundation has partnered with CiCi's Pizza to create an exciting fundraiser — a portion of all proceeds from purchases between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. while be donated to The MAX4Kids Foundation.
On August 4, you can support The MAX4Kids Foundation® simply by eating at one of your favorite restaurants, Chappy's Deli!
The MAX4Kids Foundation has partnered with Chappy's Deli to create an exciting fundraiser — a portion of all proceeds from purchases between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. while be donated to The MAX4Kids Foundation.
The Ninth Annual Alabama Sales Tax Holiday is right around the corner, and this enacted pursuant provides the perfect opportunity to save plenty of cash during Back-To-School shopping.
This event has become one of the busiest retail shopping weekends in the state before the winter holiday season starts. But before you start making a list and checking it twice, you need to understand what products are free of state (and possibly local) sales tax so you can best take advantage of the savings.
Are you ready to hit the housing market? Diving into the mortgage process is a big financial step, so how do you know you're heading in the right direction?
For many first-time homebuyers, exploring the mortgage process commonly raises more questions than answers. The knowledgeable mortgage originators at MAX can provide you with all the answers you need.
Each new school year brings promises of new learning experiences and new friends. But it also means new books, new supplies and new clothes. If you plan ahead (and stick to your plan) you can buy everything your kids need to head back to school without spending a fortune.
Check out these budget-friendly back-to-school shopping tips.
Imagine the front of your house as its face — the impression it makes can either be a welcoming smile or a sullen grimace. If your home needs a bit of a facelift, check out these easy and economical ideas to amp up your curb appeal.
This season’s usual bevy of late-summer brides means some wedding invitations will probably be coming your way, and that means picking out and purchasing wedding presents.
But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a couple feel special.
You’re married! Congrats!
Now it’s time to get down to the business side of being together: marrying your household stuff. Turning “mine” and “yours” into “ours” can be hard work, but if you follow these simple tips, you can get it done without disrupting your “happily ever after.”
Do you find yourself cruising through new subdivisions, touring open houses, and picking up free realty booklets on your way out the grocery store? Sounds like you’re ready to buy a home! So, you're ready to take that next important step – but what is it?
According to The Beatles, “all you need is love.” That’s a romantic notion, but when it comes to marriage, you need more than just intense affection.
Financial security and stability play a major role in any successful relationship. Ensure lasting nuptial bliss by learning how to properly merge and manage your joint finances.
School is out, leaving over two months of long days to fill. If your kids tend to get antsy during summer break, you’re in luck. The River Region and East Alabama have plenty of fun activities that can help you keep idle hands and minds busy.
MAX held a grand opening for its new state-of-the-art branch in Wetumpka on Tuesday, May 14, 2014.
MAX’s board of directors and MAX team members were joined by local leaders and the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the new facility.
The MAX4Kids Foundation® donated $25,000 in scholarships to ten highly accomplished, college-bound students. Each central Alabama high school senior was acknowledged for his or her accomplishments at the 2014 MAX4Kids Scholarship Reception on May 6, 2014.
The weather is warming, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping — Spring is energizing everything in its path.
Put your energy boost into a thorough spring-cleaning, using these ideas to get you started. And we're not stopping with your house. Your finances could probably use a polish too.
In Central and East Alabama, warm weather means leisure time outdoors. And there's no better spot to soak up some sun and take in the cool, refreshing breeze than your own backyard.
If your patio or porch style is suffering, give it a quick freshen-up. You may be surprised at what you can do with just a little time and money.
Are you ready for retirement?
Don't let it sneak up on you and catch you without enough savings to live comfortably. Use these tips to start your plan or revisit the one you currently have. These tips will ensure you're on the right track for a relaxed retirement.
MAX is working with the Montgomery Clean City Commission to host a Shredding Drive for area residents on Friday, April 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garrett Coliseum parking lot.
Ever since the first pitch whizzed through the air in 2004, Central Alabama has been eating up the Montgomery Biscuits!
For over a decade now, this baseball team has treated the River Region to some fabulous family fun, and the 11th season will be no different.
So you've found that perfect house, and you're ready to make an offer. But are you ready to negotiate the perfect price too?
Having a roof over your head is a necessity. Buying a house is also a major investment — an investment that you hope will increase in value over time. So when you're house shopping, how can you identify which homes are more likely to appreciate than depreciate?
A few of the River Region's most experienced realtors share their expertise.
Your parents fed you, clothed you, and put a roof over your head. You're happy to show your thanks by helping them in their golden years.
Caring for an elderly parent can take its toll on your bank account. To offset some of the costs, make sure you take full advantage of the tax breaks available.
Roommate issues, exams, career paths...
As a college student, you have plenty to think about, but don't forget about your taxes! If you have income from a summer or part-time job, or a scholarship that covers room and board, you need to file a tax return on or before April 15.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself and tips to help you avoid mistakes:
Tying the knot sometime soon?
Here are a few things you need to know about marriage and how it affects your taxes.
Rather you love it or hate it, shopping is an imperative part of life.
Rather it's stocking up on essentials like groceries, or enjoying the luxury of purchasing a new pair of earrings or the latest hunting gear, there are ways to lower your final bill. Follow these tips to shop smarter and save money.
Remember when maintaining a budget meant spreadsheets, pencils and erasers, calculators, and saving receipts in a shoebox under the bed?
Why? Lose that memory!
Creating yummy, nutritious meals that are also easy and economical can seem almost impossible some days.
These thrifty recipes will fill your family members' tummies with healthy food while staying within the grocery budget.
Need a getaway for just the two of you?
That private island in the Caribbean looks perfect! But if you're dreaming of something that's romantic and realistic, consider these "staycation" ideas. These ideas should give you a little "together time" to recharge your relationship without blowing the kids' college fund.
They say it's the thought that counts, but that doesn't mean that anything you "think" to give qualifies as a truly thoughtful gift.
This Valentine's Day, show your sweetheart how much you care by choosing or making a gift that is specific to them, and you don't have to spend much to do it!
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