Stories about the basics of good money management.
Just remember, budget-friendly isn’t synonymous with boring, and expensive doesn’t equal exciting. Here are budget-friendly summer ideas. Ahhhh, summer! The kiddos are out of school, the bees are buzzing, and your house is alive with excitement. While summertime is a chance to sit back and unwind, it’s also a time for fun. The challenge, however, [...]
Regardless of the Reason, on April 18, if You’re Not Ready, You May Need to File for a Tax Extension. A tax extension is sometimes a necessary reality of our busy lives. In a perfect world, all of your supporting tax documents would compiled, neatly filed and labeled, ready to be delivered to your tax preparer on January [...]
The Power of Your Credit Score Should not be Underestimated Your credit score is a three-digit number that reflects your individual creditworthiness. It quantifies the likelihood that you will be able to repay your credit obligations in a timely manner and is the best prediction of risk a lender can assume when extending credit to [...]
Make Financial Fitness Your Goal for 2016 by Setting and Keeping Financial Resolutions The beginning of each new year is traditionally reserved for making resolutions, usually of the personal kind. Exercise more. Eat less. But this year, we’d like for you to consider setting financial resolutions that will help get your finances back in shape. [...]
Paying yourself first is one of the easiest ways to get your financial situation in order. But for many people, this strategy, also known as money’s Golden Rule, is difficult to implement. Here’s how it works. When you get your paycheck, deduct a set amount, such as $50, $100 or whatever amount you can afford, [...]