Entries from August 2017

7 Common Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Date August 30, 2017

Many of us let popular misconceptions about life insurance convince us that we don’t need it. Read on to see how seven of the most widespread life insurance myths are easily debunked. Myth #1: I’m single and I have no dependents. I don’t need life insurance. Actually, you do. Every person should have funds to […]

Video: Save Money on Back to School Shopping!

Date August 28, 2017

 

College Students: 3 Ways To Build Your Credit History Before You Graduate

Date August 23, 2017

If you keep up with financial news, you know your credit score is one of the most important and widely circulated bits of information about you. It determines the outcome of many of your adult life decisions. The kind of car and house you can afford, the rates you’ll pay for insurance and credit cards, […]

Dealing With A Financial Setback

Date August 21, 2017

Financial setbacks come in all shapes and sizes. It can be an expensive household repair, a medical emergency, getting laid off or the birth of a baby. Whatever the situation, it’s impossible to plan for every financial hit you will take in your lifetime. But don’t fret. If you’re hit with hard times, here’s some […]

The Dow Jones Reached 22,000. What Does That Mean?

Date August 16, 2017

Q: Everyone is talking about the stock market hitting an all-time high of 22,000. What does this mean? A: The stock market can be confusing. Before answering the 22,000 question, let’s start with a brief explanation on how it works. 1.) What is the stock market? The stock market is where stocks and bonds are bought and […]

Financial Tips For Single Parents

Date August 14, 2017

Single parenting brings unique budgeting challenges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child to age 18 – and many single parents shoulder that responsibility alone. Even with adequate child support, it’s smart to be proactive about financial matters as a single mom […]

The Pros And Cons Of Bridge Loans

Date August 9, 2017

If you’re looking to buy a new home, you may be counting on the proceeds from the sale of your existing home to help cover the down payment and closing costs. What happens if selling that home takes longer than you’d anticipated? What if you need to move quickly? How will you be able to […]

Money Hack: How to Save on Your Mortgage

Date August 7, 2017

 

College Jobs: On Or Off Campus?

Date August 4, 2017

Face it: You need a job. Maybe it’s just for spending money, or maybe something else is pushing you toward employment. You could need an excuse to leave campus to escape the college bubble for a short time. You could be working on your networking skills to help climb the ladder toward a “real job” […]

Creative Ways To Save On Energy Costs

Date August 2, 2017

Are your summertime electricity bills astronomical? Check out our list of 10 creative ways to trim your bill in the summer and all year ’round! 1.) Plant trees If your home has lots of west-facing windows, you’re likely getting loads of sunlight each afternoon, and that’s making your AC unit work harder. Lower your energy […]