Creative Money Saving Solutions

Invest for tomorrow by saving today!

We all know that you can't invest money you don't have and that a good way to be able to invest more for tomorrow is to save more today.  At First Citizens Investment Services, we don't believe that saving money means that you can't have any fun! We are committed to providing you with some creative ideas that can help you save a penny and be able to "spend your life wiser." 

"A penny saved is a penny earned." - Benjamin Franklin -

* The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. 



Monday, July 14, 2014

Cars... sometimes they feel like one of those things that you can't live with and you can't live without. I am sure everyone has experienced the sinking feeling that comes with out-of-the-blue car problems, which always leave us with...

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Most kids would probably like to visit Disney World year-round, but there's no denying the fact that a trip during the summer months, when kids are free from school, makes the most sense for many families. But just because you have to...

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doesn't it always seem that as things start to thaw outside, it makes you want to change everything inside? Blame it on spring cleaning, spring fever, or the simple fact that you have been stuck inside all winter and are tired of...

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Does love have a price? Well, on Valentine's Day it does! On average, people spend around $125 per person on this day of love, for a grand total of $250 a couple! A large part of that cost is for dinner. So what is this Valentine's...

 

Monday, January 20, 2014

We all have visions of this when we think of vacations right? But what do you do when your budget is looking more like this? Spring Break is coming up, and with it come vacation plans! Vacations are a great way to create lasting...

 

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Our Last post was all about following through on your financial New Year's resolutions. But what about your resolution to eat healthier? Most of the time it seems like those two resolutions constantly compete! In order to eat...

 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Well... Christmas has come and gone, and now we look forward to what is to come, New Years! It is a wonderful time of year that gives us a chance to star over, take control of our lives, live differently, eat healthier, exercise more,...

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Christmas season is here! And with it comes boxes, bows, wrapping paper, and wish lists, which all add up to an empty wallet. What if your bank account leaves something to be desired this year, but you still want to be able to...

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

It is coming... No matter what you do, you cannot avoid the craziness of Black Friday. We are now about 2 weeks away from one of the best or worst, (depending on your opinion!) shopping days of the year. We know that you have all...

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It seems like trips to the grocery store get more and more expensive all the time! It's time likes these that you have to get creative on how to save money at the store without going hungry at home. An easy way to save money is in the...

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

We all know that saving is important, but sometimes it can seem impossible! We have been giving you clever ideas to save some money here and there, but here are some straight-forward ways that you can help you save money in areas that...

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Take 2 of our Dinner IN blog posts. Last time we featured some famous scrumptious desserts. This time we are featuring some items that are "on the side," but without them, your favorite foods would just be like any other burger. What...

 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer is flying and the stores are starting to stock the shelves with Back to School supplies! Without a plan, back to school costs can rise faster than the temperature on a hot summer day, putting a lot of stress on your finances....

 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Everyone loves birthdays! Plus, everyone loves free stuff! What a great time of year when your birthday comes around, and if you are prepared, you can be showered in free stuff to make your celebration all that much more fun and...

 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Everyone hates when you get that taste for a menu item at a restaurant that just won't go away! Check out these "copycat" recipes what will satisfy your cravings without having to count your cash. (Sorry, we can't do anything about...

 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer is here and the kids are home! But keeping your kids busy over the summer doesn't need to break the bank. Here are some great ways to have lots of fun and create wonderful memories with your kids without having to empty your...

 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer is here and the kids are home! But keeping your kids busy over the summer does not need to break the bank! Here are some great ways to have lots of fun and create wonderful memories with your kids without having to empty your...