I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

Personal Finance

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

When I set out to compare the costs of “bridesmaiding” to the costs of “groomsmanning,” I assumed that bridesmaids would spend more on appearances for the ceremony, while groomsmen would spend more on the bachelor party. Anecdotally at least, I was proven to be half right. But in an endeavor like a wedding, are the… Read More

Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

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Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

With back-to-school season in full swing, you may be one of many parents with future college expenses on your mind. Between tuition, room and board, textbooks and other supplies, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cost of a higher education. Thankfully there are plenty of long-term savings solutions to help you ease the burden… Read More

Stock Market Insanity: Here’s What the Pros Are Telling Their Clients

Personal Finance

Stock Market Insanity: Here’s What the Pros Are Telling Their Clients

Stock Market Insanity: Here’s What the Pros Are Telling Their Clients

U.S. stock markets dropped sharply Monday morning, and even though they already recovered much of their losses, many consumers aren’t sure what to think about the volatility. Lots of people spent their Monday morning contacting their financial advisers to ask for information on and advice for dealing with stock market turmoil. Several Credit.com contributors are… Read More

4 Things You Can’t Ignore on Your Retirement Statement

Personal Finance

4 Things You Can’t Ignore on Your Retirement Statement

4 Things You Can’t Ignore on Your Retirement Statement

Planning a successful retirement is important to us all. However, the amount of information on and offline can leave us feeling overwhelmed. One of the key places to find out where you stand is your quarterly retirement plan statement. The statement contains information that allows you to track your progress and where you need to… Read More

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

Managing Debt

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

Divorce can be stressful enough. Trying to figure out who gets what can make it even more stressful. And thinking about dividing an asset that isn’t readily divisible can sometimes scare people into staying in bad marriages, or maybe crawl into a cave somewhere. While divorce is never fun, the good news is that if… Read More

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

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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