3 Ways Your Weekend Is Busting Your Budget

Personal Finance

3 Ways Your Weekend Is Busting Your Budget

3 Ways Your Weekend Is Busting Your Budget

You penny pinch and save all week but somehow still end up over your budget when number crunching time rolls around. There’s a good chance your weekend activities may be setting your balance out of whack. It’s a good idea to take a careful look at your spending patterns and try some weekend hacks to… Read More

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

Students

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

For the past four academic years, families tried to reduce the amount of money they paid for college, even as tuition prices steadily grew. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, families of undergraduate students spent more than $24,000 on average for a year of college, according to the “How America Pays for… Read More

10 Financial Moves to Keep You Sane During a Divorce

Personal Finance

10 Financial Moves to Keep You Sane During a Divorce

10 Financial Moves to Keep You Sane During a Divorce

Divorce is expensive. For starters, you have the costs of hiring attorneys and splitting up assets, which can be substantial. There’s also the hard fact that living as a single person costs more. Couples enjoy substantial savings from sharing expenses such as child care, of course, but also the day-to-day cost of living. This is not to say… Read More

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

Credit Cards

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

The names Visa and MasterCard are paired nearly as frequently as Minneapolis and St. Paul or Dallas and Fort Worth. But while these major cities are close neighbors, Visa and MasterCard are large payment networks that compete against each other. But to cardholders, Visa and MasterCard sometimes appear to be interchangeable. What’s the Difference? To most credit… Read More

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

Credit Score

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

One of the most common complaints about credit scores isn’t even true — that your employer or potential employer can see your credit score. “That’s probably the most common myth that that I hear about credit reports and scores,” said Rod Griffin, director of public education for credit bureau Experian. Generally, anyone who can legally… Read More

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

Managing Debt

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

Behind on student loan payments? Caught up in credit card debt? Being hounded about personal loans? It can be difficult to decide where to start and how to make the biggest dent in your financial obligations, but you probably know you should. Not everyone is in the same financial situation, not everyone even has the… Read More

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Students

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

As July melts into August, many college-age students are once again turning their thoughts (if they haven’t done so already) to that beast of complexity, the FAFSA form – which students must fill out if they want to receive financial aid. While there are many reputable companies that help prepare FAFSA forms, there are a… Read More

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

Personal Finance

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

For many of you, your home is probably your most valuable asset and it’s likely that you are very clear about whom you want to end up with it when you die. For example, if you are a parent you probably want your children to inherit your home. However, ensuring that your wishes become reality… Read More

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