In Part One (http://tinyurl.com/k8y5sas) we talked about three major life changes that typically occur while you are a young adult, like a getting your first real job, preparing to change jobs, and getting married. By the time these first… Read More >>
It seems everyone today is talking about joining the cable-cutters and finally ditching their costly cable TV. According to the Convergence Consulting Group, an estimated 4.7 million American households that previously paid for cable… Read More >>
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and people are saying “I do” left and right—it must be wedding season!
Unfortunately, many people don’t have the wedding of their dreams due to the high costs associated with many of the necessary… Read More >>
Whether your child is about to go to college or is just dreaming about the future, there are probably a few things you need to teach him or her about credit cards. Hopefully none of your kids have put themselves in any serious credit card debt yet;… Read More >>
For some, credit scores are these mysterious, powerful numbers that determine whether or not you can get a loan for a car, house, or just about anything else. Most people don’t understand how credit scores actually work. You may not have checked… Read More >>
It’s wedding season, and as you or someone you know is tying the knot, there is another not-so-romantic topic that all newlyweds or engaged couples should start to think about: finances. While it’s easy to get caught up in the details… Read More >>
Tax season usually means mostly unpleasant thoughts and lots of stress. But there is one upside: the potential of getting a refund.
In a March 2013 article in Time magazine, it is estimated that this year 85% of Americans expect to get an average… Read More >>
With National Financial Literacy Month in full swing, here are twenty tips and a few secrets that everyone should know to improve their spending habits. Give them a try and see how your finances improve!
Say “NO” to ATM fees. Some ATMs charge… Read More >>
We are at the frontline of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2013) and the internet is humming with stories of people who whole-heartedly believe in a smarter and financially healthy America. For this week’s lesson I want to cover a topic… Read More >>
You might have heard of the “three-legged stool” during your financial explorations. What is this stool, exactly?
It has been said that there are three major sources of income that we will need in our retirement years: Social Security,… Read More >>
If you have young children, planning for college is one of the most important things you can do for their future. There are many families that value higher education, but a great deal are unfortunately caught unprepared when the time comes for… Read More >>
Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to stick to a budget? Isn’t it amazing that the more money we make, the more we seem to spend? I understand that circumstances change and sometimes we may be too busy to stay accountable or stick to the… Read More >>
Did you know that 25% of Americans have more credit card debt than they have in emergency savings?* Did you know that the average American household owes approximately $47,000 in credit card debt?** Those are some hefty numbers!
Now you’re… Read More >>