Money Matters

Money Matters: Benefits of shopping local for the holidays
Right about now, most of us are thinking about starting Christmas and holiday shopping. In addition to cruising the aisles at the big box stores and those in cyberspace, don't bypass the more boutique-like locally owned businesses. FOX 34's Ashley Claster with the benefits of shopping local in this week's Money Matters. Video Video
Money Matters: Technology advances donations, avoid scams
The holidays are a popular time to donate to non-profits. Mobile and online giving are also increasing in popularity. FOX 34's Ashley Claster on how to ensure your donation is going where you intended in this week's Money Matters. Video Video
Money Matters: Financial benefits of earlier holiday shopping
Starting your holiday shopping BEFORE Black Friday will not only help you beat the crowds, but it can also save you some cash. FOX 34's Ashley Claster reports on how it can help you start the new year on solid financial footing. Video Video
Money Matters: Halloween spending adds up, good for economy
Halloween spending averages about $125 per household. Between candy, costumes, decorations and other goodies, Halloween can be scary for your wallet... but scary GOOD for the economy. Video Video
Money Matters: Free Financial Planning Workshop in Lubbock
If you need some advice for handling your finances, there is a free financial planning workshop this Saturday, October 25th at Monterey High School. Video Video
Money Matters: Frightening Finances
Goblins and ghouls make up the majority of Halloween horror stories, but there's something more frightening for many of us, budgets and bank accounts! Financial professional Dereck Blair said money fears will haunt you year-round. Video Video
Money Matters: Learning financial lessons from football
It's more than just X's and O's on the football field. The game can have an impact on your finances. FOX 34's Ashley Claster with wise words from football legends that can help you score a "touchdown" on the financial field in this week's Money Matters. Video Video
Money Matters: Tips for first time home buyers
Owning a home is part of the American dream, but it is out of reach for many. FOX 34's Ashley Claster has some tips for first-time homebuyers in this week's Money Matters. Video Video
Money Matters: How to have a happy retirement
You have heard money cannot buy happiness, but it is guaranteed you will be downright despondent if you do not have enough to last through retirement. FOX 34's Ashley Claster has suggestions on how to secure your retirement in this week's Money Matters. Video Video
Money Matters: Cheaper alternatives to dog boarding
If you're going on a last minute vacation this summer, one big extra expense might be boarding your pet. Video Video
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