Category Archives : Tips

Vacation Money Smarts

Traveling with children? Here are a few money smart tips we’ve found to be helpful. 1. Souvenir budget. Set the souvenir budget before you leave home. While traveling, suggest the children start collecting souvenirs along the way – postcards, buttons, coins, pins, etc. 2. Swap the pricey attractions for the free ones. Free attractions can […]



5 Ideas for an Inexpensive Family Vacation

Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t taken a vacation already, you’re probably dreaming of one. A dilemma most of us face is planning a summer vacation that doesn’t break the bank. After all, we all want the same thing: a getaway that’s memorable. Well we’re here to provide you with 5 ideas […]


Money Rules

Over the last month, members of the DOCO team delivered copies of Money Rules by Jean Chatzky to graduating seniors at Albany High School, Dougherty County High School, Monroe High School, and Westover High School. We understand the importance of a strong financial foundation. That’s why we made it our goal to provide every graduating […]

10 Retirement Savings Myths That Won’t Go Away

Discussing retirement savings is almost like speaking in a different language, especially if you’re unsure about your current savings plan or have little knowledge about investments. If you’re confused about the different retirement investment vehicles or don’t know how to save for retirement in general, it’s important that you do your research. When doing your research, however, […]


Teach Your Children Financial Independence

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence? For many of today’s young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking […]



Monkey See, Monkey Do

We’d be “lion” if we said saving was easy. Teach children how to save for their goals and they’ll have one of the most difficult aspects of finance under their belt by the time they’re teens—being consistent savers. Here are a few ideas to help your cubs get Wild About Saving: * Have young children—preschool […]