Chill out and have a relaxing getaway during the 16th annual “Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend” on Jan. 13-16, 2017, for the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (QCCVB) popular winter promotion.   Fifty Quad Cities businesses and organizations have issued coupons that are good for the weekend, and some continue even… Read More

The home decorating business is a billion-dollar industry, and for good reason. Nothing makes a house feel like a home quite like photos, artwork, and end tables. Before you know it, you’re buying more odds and ends from your Pinterest board so your home can look like it’s from an episode on HGTV.   If… Read More

Want to be financially fit?  Find out how a spending plan can help on this edition of Ascentra Making Cents. Watch more videos like this one on Is your goal to be financially fit for the new year? A spending plan can help! With a spending plan, you can see how much money you… Read More

Crazy Money Guru

The beauty of the Internet is that anyone can start a blog. The ugly truth about the Internet is that anyone can start a blog. And no, that’s no typo. There’s a lot of content floating out there about how to manage your money and build long-term wealth, but not all of it is good.… Read More

Worrying about money is natural. Almost everyone’s done it at some point. But worrying also could be a sign that there are serious problems you’re avoiding —a persistent little reminder that these problems are not going away. So if you’re finding yourself stressed about this holiday season, there are some simple things you can do… Read More