Become a Family Who Saves & Plays Together!

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

 

Plaza Park Bank values family and wants to be a resource in helping families in our community to become healthy, strong and vibrant!  Which is why we’re excited to announce our 5th Annual Family Who Saves Together Campaign–this year, with a twist!  Most families set a savings goal in order to do something fun so this year we’re adding … Read More

One Basic Skill

Bill EickhoffFamily Who Saves, Personal Finance

On Facebook recently, we asked the question, “what is one basic skill you wish were taught in schools?”  Overwhelmingly, the comments were about finances, budgeting and the power of saving.  Teaching our children to save is one basic skill that they are not likely to learn anywhere but at home, from their parents.… Read More

Family Meal Night

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Meal time is prime time for connecting with the family.  With all of the kids’ activities and busy schedules, cooking and eating together as a family has become rare. Does your family cook together? Do you get the kids involved in the evening meal?  Does your family have a favorite meal? If you do, we’d love to see photos of … Read More

The 30 day “No Spend” Challenge

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Could you go 30 days without shopping*?  No stores, no online shopping, no movies or toys or going out to eat.  In fact, no money spent other than bills and gas?  We know of a family who did this last year and saved over $500 that month! They made meals with that they had in their cupboards and freezer (and … Read More

But I want it . . .

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We might be great at telling our kids no, but do we tell ourselves “No”?  The holidays are approaching, your savings goals are clear . . .and there are daily temptations to throw those goals out the window and make impulse purchases instead.  The grocery store, department stores, even fast food can throw you off track if you don’t plan … Read More

Family Who Saves TOY & MEDIA SWAP Party!

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A few years ago, one of our employees organized an Accessories “Swap” party and it was a great success–everyone who participated got rid of jewelry, scarves and shoes they didn’t wear any longer and everyone who participated went home with great accessories they were excited to wear! It’s now that time of year when the toys and games and movies … Read More

Curb Impulse Spending

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We might be great at telling our kids no, but do we tell ourselves “No”?  The holidays are approaching, your savings goals are clear . . .and there are daily temptations to throw those goals out the window and make impulse purchases instead.  The grocery store, department stores, even fast food can throw you off track if you don’t plan … Read More

Family Savings DREAM Board

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Kids are visual and they stay excited longer about a goal when they have a visual reminder. Heck, if we’re honest, adults stay better motivated with a visual reminder as well! Create a Family Savings DREAM Board together! (Some of you have already started a version of this on your Pinterest boards 🙂… Read More

Budgeting Tools

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There are so many budgeting tools out there, it can be intimidating.  Families Who Save Together use a range of budgeting strategies from online* tools to a cash-only envelope system. We are a fan of most budgeting tool as long as your family is using one–studies show it’s almost impossible to have success in Savings until you have a budget … Read More