10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

Personal Finance

10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

If you’re planning to file your own tax returns this year, you’re in good company. Approximately 33 percent of Americans file their own taxes each year. As you’re gathering all of your 2017 tax documents and preparing to file your taxes there are some important things to keep in mind. Following these tips will help... Read More

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

Personal Finance

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

The 2017 filing season could be the worst yet for tax-related crime. With widespread confusion about the new tax law, IRS budget cuts, and a record-breaking year for data compromises, there’s an opening for fraud that should be serious cause for alarm, but doesn’t seem to be. The bottom line: you should be concerned. Last... Read More

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Personal Finance

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making your New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part and you have the best of intentions, however sticking to them can be challenging. Old habits may be hard to break and achieving your financial goals can be difficult. While you may get complacent and comfortable in your old ways as you head into January, you... Read More

January Best Buys

Personal Finance

January Best Buys

January Best Buys

Now that the Holidays are over, you might need a break from shopping. But, just in case you still have a touch of the shopping bug or you have to visit a store or two to return things any way, this month happens to be a strong month to save while you shop. Retailers bring... Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help You Pay off the Holidays

Credit Card Reviews

4 Credit Cards to Help You Pay off the Holidays

4 Credit Cards to Help You Pay off the Holidays

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] It’s easy to go a little overboard on spending during the holiday season. Between gifts, travel, and food, your credit card balance can quickly grow out of control. When that happens, you could be staring down months of interest and large payments to shrink your credit card... Read More

7 Tips for Deciding How Much Car You Can Afford

Auto Loans

7 Tips for Deciding How Much Car You Can Afford

7 Tips for Deciding How Much Car You Can Afford

According to the most recent State of the Automotive Finance Market study from Experian, the average new car loan surged to a shocking $30,534 during the first quarter of the year. Unfortunately, those purchasing new cars didn’t lower their expenses that much. The study noted that the average used car from a franchise set consumers... Read More

Pros and Cons of Having a Car on Campus During Your Freshman Year

Auto Loans

Pros and Cons of Having a Car on Campus During Your Freshman Year

Pros and Cons of Having a Car on Campus During Your Freshman Year

As college drew nearer, I had visions of throwing all my belongings into the back of my Toyota Tacoma and driving off into adulthood. My parents had another idea—leaving the truck at home. They said that not having a car on campus would save me time, money, and the occasional headache. It would allow me... Read More

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

Mortgages

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

For a significant number of Americans, home ownership remains an all too distant dream. Between record levels of student loan debt, the challenges of squirreling away a down payment and skyrocketing housing prices in many parts of the country, it can be daunting at best to shift from renter to owner. The U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

Cities to Consider When Renting and Buying

Mortgages

Cities to Consider When Renting and Buying

Cities to Consider When Renting and Buying

January is a natural time to take stock of your financial life, and to dream big dreams about 2018. Could this be the year you make the leap to homeownership? Or, will you make a big change and trade in your mortgage payment for a landlord? In the complex calculus that’s required for the renting... Read More

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