18 Ways to Improve Your Finances This Year

August 11, 2014
Improve your finances

Even if you’re good with money, there’s always room for improvement. Good money management skills are crucial when trying to stick with a budget and avoid credit card debt. But being a good money manager isn’t only about spending within your budget. Whether you’re financially savvy, or you’re just starting to get serious about your […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do New Parents Need?

August 8, 2014
Life Insurance Parents

Being a new parent brings with it a lot of joy, but also increased responsibility. It forces you to ask questions like, “What would happen to my child if I wasn’t around anymore?” Although this isn’t a fun question to think about, it’s an incredibly important one. Life insurance is most people’s best solution for […]

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How a 7 Year Auto Loan May Put You Underwater

August 5, 2014
7 year car loan

Not too long ago, when shopping for an auto loan, you had the choice between a 3, 4, or 5 year loan. These terms would lock you into a loan, and make sure you were able to pay back the car quickly enough so that you did not owe more money than the vehicle was […]

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Traveling: Price vs. Comfort

August 1, 2014
Traveling

Planning your next adventure is one of the best things to look forward to. The anticipation of going on a trip is a great feeling – almost as good as actually being on the trip! While planning for your next getaway, there is more to think about than just location. For budget-minded travelers looking to […]

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Deciphering Debt: Some Payments Impact Your Credit More Than Others

July 30, 2014
Deciphering Debt

Total U.S. consumer debt was $11.65 trillion at the end of Q1 2014, up 3.7 percent from the previous year, according to the New York Federal Reserve. Let’s put this number in perspective: Just 40 years ago, the total amount of all U.S. debt—including government, business and consumer obligations—was only $2.2 trillion. It has become […]

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Why Being Unhappy Makes You Spend More Money

July 28, 2014
Spend More Money

Life is a crazy roller coaster. One day you can be flying high, the next you may be down in the dumps. Everyone experiences moments where things just aren’t right. It could be a symptom of general malaise, or something more serious. At different times in our life, it’s common to experience stress and bouts […]

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Preparing for an Extended Trip Around the World

July 24, 2014
Traveling

There are many people who would love to take an extended vacation, or even move overseas for a time, but the logistics of planning the trip are too overwhelming. In addition to everything else, there is the little problem of what to do with your belongings. Some of them can go with you, but moving […]

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