Owning a Home: Investment or Liability?

Mortgages

Owning a Home: Investment or Liability?

Owning a Home: Investment or Liability?

We all know that the best way to make money grow is to invest — but the stock market can be a scary, unpredictable beast to those who don’t have experience with it. That’s why many choose to invest in real estate — whether it’s for your own home’s equity, buying homes to flip them,... Read More

Do You Really Have Enough Money to Buy a Home?

Mortgages

Do You Really Have Enough Money to Buy a Home?

Do You Really Have Enough Money to Buy a Home?

One of the things many of us think about as children is growing up and buying a house. It seems like the crux of reaching adulthood. But if you take the leap into homeownership before you’re ready, you could quickly fall into a financial disaster that may take years from which to recover. So before... Read More

Buying a Home: Is It Good or Bad for Your Credit Score?

Credit Score

Buying a Home: Is It Good or Bad for Your Credit Score?

Buying a Home: Is It Good or Bad for Your Credit Score?

When it comes to debt, we each tend to think of different types of debt in different ways. For example, you may feel “normal” for having an auto loan but ashamed of having credit card debt. So what about real estate? People purchase real estate — either as a home to live in or as... Read More

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

Managing Debt

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

What do you think of when you hear the word “debt”? Do the words “frustrated”, “shameful” or “hopeless” describe how you feel about your situation? As someone who’s working to get out of debt myself, I can attest to all of those feelings and more. So now what if we flip the script? How about... Read More

Should You Take on a Part-Time Holiday Job?

Personal Finance

Should You Take on a Part-Time Holiday Job?

Should You Take on a Part-Time Holiday Job?

December has arrived, which means the holidays are in full swing. In a perfect world, we all would have set a holiday budget and saved for it all year long. But this isn’t a perfect world and most of us are spending this month scrambling to find gifts and the money to pay for them.... Read More

How Couples Can Plan a Frugal Holiday Without Breaking Up

Personal Finance

How Couples Can Plan a Frugal Holiday Without Breaking Up

How Couples Can Plan a Frugal Holiday Without Breaking Up

This time of year can be festive, magical, and … stressful. If you’re in a relationship, this stress can almost completely overshadow the fun of the holidays. Not only are you expected to buy gifts for each other, but you may also need to travel to visit each other’s families, buy new outfits for these... Read More

5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

Personal Finance

5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

5 Black Friday Budget Survival Strategies

Do you enjoy holiday shopping but fear it at the same time? It can often seem like holiday shopping is the quickest way to defeat the budget you’ve kept the whole year. And now that Black Friday is starting a day early, it may feel even more like the holidays are working against you. So... Read More

How to Plan a Financial Future for Two

Personal Finance

How to Plan a Financial Future for Two

How to Plan a Financial Future for Two

We all love budgeting, right? No? How about budgeting as a couple? Yikes. I know, relationships can be complicated enough without adding the stress of personal finance into the mix. However, if you and your partner keep the lines of communication open and constant, then you may find that budgeting together can actually be fun!... Read More

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

Students

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

There’s been a lot of recent buzz around the price of college education and no one seems to be able to escape the heat of tuition costs anymore. Adding fuel to the fire are scams that seek to exploit young borrowers. Which is why you should be aware of the prevalent scams that affect students... Read More

First Semester Checklist: 5 Money Priorities for Freshmen

Students

First Semester Checklist: 5 Money Priorities for Freshmen

First Semester Checklist: 5 Money Priorities for Freshmen

Are you heading off to your first year of college? Congratulations! College is the first time many get to enjoy independence and explore their dreams. So what do you need to do to make sure the next four years are some of the best of your life? One thing you can do is get your... Read More

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