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7 Finance-Based Gifts Mom Will Love

Mom deserves all of the praise, recognition, and the love she can get—daily! Yet it is Mother’s Day that we “officially” thank them, once again, for all of their love and care. Rather than go the traditional route of buying flowers and candy for mom, why not make it more creative, thoughtful, and financially generous? […]

Must-know Car Buying Tips From Experts

If you’re planning, or looking, to buy a new car in the near future then consider these expert tips before heading out to dealerships or browsing the classified section. Between social media marketplaces and online car dealerships, shopping for a car has never been easier. You can explore and compare car dealers and find different […]

Should You Lease or Buy a Car?

Does it make better sense to buy or lease a new vehicle? That depends upon a number of factors, such as the residual value of the car you intend to purchase, the amount of money you pay upfront as a capitalized cost reduction and the cost of financing. Nevertheless, it’s recommended to explore both buying […]

How Refinancing Your Student Loans May Save You Hundreds

If you graduated in 2018, or did in years prior, chances are that about 69% of you have about $29,800 in student loan debt. Some work hard to pay off this debt, while others choose to work smart with student loan refinancing options. We suggest a combination of both! You are certainly not alone, and […]

5 Marie Kondo Inspired Steps to Cleaning Up Your Finances

Every change of the season brings everyone – mom, friend, co-worker – out of the cracks and ready to tell you to deep clean your house and organize your belongings. And sometimes while folding clothes and cleaning windows you’ll enter a period of self-reflection. Amidst the rush to spring clean before it becomes summer it’s […]

13 Must-Know Important Financial Terms Before Borrowing Money

When was the last time you read a financial document and had no idea what all of the terms meant? If you are like most of us, it happens almost every time! If you’re thinking of starting or expanding a business, or wanting to make a large ticket purchase like a car or a home, […]

Financial Advice I Wish My 20-Year-Old-Self Knew

Your 20s are some of the most formative years in your life. Typically, during this 10-year period is when your personal life truly begins to form and your professional career launches…and hopefully progresses. However, this is a period in our lives that we also make the most mistakes. We all know that hindsight is 20/20 […]

Learn the 5 Best Financial Habits From Debt-free People

Being debt-free is a liberating feeling and is certainly achievable wherever you are in your financial journey. People that “do it right” use these five habits. You, too, can mirror their success by replicating these practices and making them part of your daily life. Being debt-free is not only a huge stress liberator, it is […]

Credit Unions vs. Banks – Why Choose One Over the Other?

Ever wondered what the differences are between a credit union and a bank? Why credit unions are able to provide way lower rates than their big bank counterparts? Many people think credit unions and banks are one and the same, but there’s actually more to it than meets the eye. Suffice it to say, credit […]

How to Make Budgeting a Reality This Year

If your budgeting plans and goals did not quite work out in 2018 the way you had hoped, you are very likely thinking of how to make those goals a reality in 2019. You probably first need to re-evaluate your approach to budgeting. For most people, budgeting usually starts with a flourish and their plan […]