What You Need to Know before Taking out a Personal Loan

Personal Loans

What You Need to Know before Taking out a Personal Loan

What You Need to Know before Taking out a Personal Loan

Did you know the average American is approximately $38,000 in personal debt, with credit card debt being the leading source? With such a large amount of debt, personal loans are becoming more and more popular, especially for credit card debt consolidation. In the last year alone, 34% of Americans took out a personal loan. Personal... Read More

What You Should Do Now to Prepare for Tax Season 2019

Taxes

What You Should Do Now to Prepare for Tax Season 2019

What You Should Do Now to Prepare for Tax Season 2019

I know, I know. It’s not even January yet. Taxes are most likely the last thing on your mind. But Tax season is right around the corner and it’ll be time to file before you know it. Tax season is typically accompanied by a feeling of unease, anxiety weighing you down like a heavy rock... Read More

10 Financial Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

Personal Finance

10 Financial Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

10 Financial Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

The year is almost over and the holidays are approaching. Getting your finances in order is most likely the last thing on your mind, but there are important financial steps to take before the year comes to a close. By the conclusion of this article, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to finish... Read More

Financial Scams That Target the Elderly and How to Prevent Them

Identity Theft

Financial Scams That Target the Elderly and How to Prevent Them

Financial Scams That Target the Elderly and How to Prevent Them

A 2015 study found that older adults lose more than $36 billion every year to financial scams. Unfortunately, con artists see the elderly population as an easy and vulnerable target. The American Securities Administrators Association’s President, Mike Rothman, explains that scammers take this approach because the current elderly population is one of the wealthiest we’ve... Read More

8 Ways Home Automation Can Save You Money

Personal Finance

8 Ways Home Automation Can Save You Money

8 Ways Home Automation Can Save You Money

Experts estimate 477 million smart home devices will be in use globally in 2020, and the home automation market is projected to hit $79 billion by 2020. As home automation becomes increasingly popular, you’re probably wondering if the investment is worth it. Depending on the type of home automation, it can cost a pretty penny.... Read More

Is a Fixer-Upper Home Worth the Investment?

Personal Finance

Is a Fixer-Upper Home Worth the Investment?

Is a Fixer-Upper Home Worth the Investment?

Buying fixer-upper homes is currently a popular investment in the housing market, especially since lower-priced houses increase housing confidence in home buyers. On the one hand, it is a great way to purchase a home below market value and sell it for more than you paid. On the other hand, it often seems to be... Read More

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

Credit Cards

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

With gas prices higher than they’ve been in three years, commuting is more expensive than ever. As gas prices rise, so do commuters’ frustrations—every visit to the gas station met by an exasperated eye roll at the gas prices and a reluctant surrender of your money. Price per gallon continues to creep higher and higher,... Read More

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Personal Finance

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

Many people consider buying a house to be the finish line after conquering the hurdles of debt. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. Yes, buying a house is one of the more difficult achievements, especially when you’re sitting on a mound of debt, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can buy... Read More

10 Apps That Will Help You Manage Your Debt

Personal Finance

10 Apps That Will Help You Manage Your Debt

10 Apps That Will Help You Manage Your Debt

Debt isn’t always a bad thing, and there are smart ways to use debt to your advantage. If you accumulate too much of it, however, debt can become overwhelming. Paying off debt can seem almost impossible if you don’t know how to manage your finances. Not to mention you most likely have other expenses to... Read More

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