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It’s Never Too Late to Save

It’s Never Too Late to Save

Retirement can sneak up on you. At one time, it seemed like a lifetime away, now it may be just around the corner. At one time you planned on working forever, but now you can admit that the thought of retiring has its benefits. Perhaps you’ve found yourself...

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Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Has a dog or cat grabbed hold of your heart? It doesn’t take much. A paw on the arm. A lick on the nose, or a soft purr or whimper can turn most of us into dog or cat parents in minutes. With animal shelters across the U.S. frequently at their max, there are a record...

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Avoiding Retirement Woes

Avoiding Retirement Woes

How to Avoid Retirement Woes According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the top concern of retirees is running out of money. While it’s a known fact that many of us don’t begin to save for retirement when we should, it appears that nearly half of all current...

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Top 5 Things 20-Somethings Need to Do

Top 5 Things 20-Somethings Need to Do

If you’re in your 20s, rejoice! You’re in a great position to create the life you want, starting with a secure financial future. While it’s common to feel overwhelmed when entering the workforce full time, there are a lot of things you can do fresh out of college that...

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How to Start Investing

How to Start Investing

If you’re interested in beginning to invest but are nervous, or simply don’t have a lot of money to invest, why not start slow? There are a multitude of ways to get started without risking a lot of money in the process. If you have $1,000 and are ready to start...

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When and Why to Switch Auto Insurance

When and Why to Switch Auto Insurance

Like health care, many of us continue with the same auto insurance policy for years, never bothering to find out whether another insurance carrier could provide better service or save us some money. But there are several reasons why shopping for another auto insurance...

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7 Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

7 Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

In 2018, Americans’ debt hit $13 trillion, with the average American carrying more than $38,000 in debt – not including home mortgages. For many, debt is simply a way of life, with more Americans living from paycheck to paycheck. For those consumed by debt, Chapter 7...

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New Home Financing Checklist

New Home Financing Checklist

While owning a home is the quintessential American dream, not everyone is able to purchase a home when they desire. If you’re fresh out of school with a boat load of student debt, it’s probably best to wait until you’ve been working for at least a year before you...

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Start Saving for Retirement Today

Start Saving for Retirement Today

Time certainly goes by fast. One day you’re interviewing for your first job and the next thing you know you’re a few short years from applying for Social Security. If you’ve planned for your retirement, you’ll likely have a good stash of funds saved. But the...

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Finance Financial Missteps

Finance Financial Missteps

Personal finance, like just about everything else, is mainly common sense. Advice like “don’t spend more than you make; start investing while you’re young; don’t loan money to friends with the expectation of getting it back,” have been around for generations, and most...

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