What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

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What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

If you’ve just bought a new home, chances are you spent quite some time worrying about your credit score. After all, your credit score affects your ability to get a mortgage, and the interest rate you’ll pay on that mortgage. But what happens to your credit score after you’ve purchased a home? That’s a complicated... Read More

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

Personal Finance

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

Almost a year after a glitch locked thousands of people away from their money and out of their accounts, the prepaid debit card provider RushCard is revamping for cell phone technology. With the new mobile phone app, customers have access to an account-freeze feature that allows them to temporarily put their accounts on hold if... Read More

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

Personal Finance

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

This week the ride-hailing app Uber announced a partnership with Visa that allows users to earn free rides by swiping the Visa card tied to their Uber account. It’s called Local Offers, and here’s how the system works. Customers can simply “enroll” in any of the participating businesses that interest them on Uber’s app. Then, each time they spend a dollar at one... Read More

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

Personal Finance

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

Hey you, Mr. Middle-Aged Man sitting in the third row wearing the Titleist hat and regretting not putting on the sunscreen yesterday while you were spraying golf balls all over your local municipal golf course. I’ve seen that look before. Hell, I wore it for months myself. You’re getting divorced and the ensuing custody battle... Read More

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Several years ago, while driving through upstate New York, we stopped at a grocery store my friend from the area absolutely raved about. I had never heard of Wegmans and was a little surprised we were stopping there because it was lunchtime. Little did I know what was in store for me! In the years... Read More

How to Have ‘The Talk’ With Your Family About Your Will

Personal Finance

How to Have ‘The Talk’ With Your Family About Your Will

How to Have ‘The Talk’ With Your Family About Your Will

Most people never disclose the details of their estate plan to their children, who may also be their successor trustees, executors, and agents. As a result, after they die, the children are left to guess about their deceased family member’s true intentions because of the sterile, legal language used in their parent’s will or living... Read More

Do You Need Disability Insurance?

Personal Finance

Do You Need Disability Insurance?

Do You Need Disability Insurance?

Imagine you had a machine that sat in the corner of your office and generated the equivalent to your entire annual salary. It dependably spits out money, month after month, year after year, without fail. Would you purchase a warranty on that machine? Would you call your insurance agent and buy an insurance policy to... Read More

Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

Personal Finance

Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

Americans are saving, earning more and spending more money according to July data released Monday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The personal savings rate as a percentage of disposable income was 5.7%. Personal income rose 0.4% in July, and personal spending increased almost as much — 0.3% — much of which was spent on new cars and... Read More

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