How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

We all hate the money talk. Whether you are working out the details of your financial lives before you commit, or whether you have been in a committed relationship for years, talking about money always seems […]

How to Find a Job When You’re Unemployed

How to Find a Job When You’re Unemployed

One of the biggest challenges to finding a job when you are unemployed is the length of time you have been without a job. The unfortunate reality is this: the longer you have been out of […]

How to Raise Your Credit Score with a Credit Card

How to Raise Your Credit Score with a Credit Card

You are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Your last debts have been paid off a few months back and your bank account is steadily growing for a change. You aren’t stressing […]

Pay Yourself First to Grow Your Savings Automatically!

Pay Yourself First to Grow Your Savings Automatically!

One of the best ways to avoid dipping your fingers into your savings (especially your emergency fund for non-emergencies) is to automate your savings accounts so that your money flows through your personal economy without much […]

When Should a Child Get a Cell Phone?

When Should a Child Get a Cell Phone?

When I started college 15 years ago, cell phones were the province of rich business men. They were also huge. Now, a cell phone can easily fit in your pocket. And nearly everyone has a cell […]

5 Important Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

5 Important Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

With the many types of insurance policies available it can be difficult to figure out what the most important insurance policies to have really are. You can over-insure yourself, so what should you really focus your […]

What is a Second Mortgage? Advantages and Disadvantages

What is a Second Mortgage? Advantages and Disadvantages

A second mortgage is an additional loan on your home subordinate to the primary mortgage on the property. Homeowners take out a second mortgage for a number of reasons, such as to improve their home, to […]

When is the Right Time to Refinance Your Home?

When is the Right Time to Refinance Your Home?

With the Federal Reserve doing everything it can to keep interest rates low in the United States, mortgage rates have reached historic lows week after week. If you are a current homeowner the dropping rates could […]

3 Ideas for Finding a Great Place for Your Retirement

3 Ideas for Finding a Great Place for Your Retirement

With my parents nearing retirement — and my husband and I starting to really put our retirement savings in gear — I have spent a great deal of time lately thinking about where to retire. While […]

7 Money Traps to Avoid

7 Money Traps to Avoid

When it comes to money, it is important to make sure you are doing what you can to make sure your money is working for you. However, it seems as though there are plenty of pitfalls […]

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