5 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Buying used items can save you plenty of cash, but there are some things you should never buy used. Let’s take a look at the items that should be purchased new. If you can't afford new, we offer some advice on what to look for. Children’s Furniture Kids treat furniture different than adults. They will [...]

2022-09-15T15:48:37-04:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Budget, Saving Money, Shopping, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

2 Things Lenders Look at When You Get a Loan

We live in a world where loans can help us afford things we need without paying for them up front. People get mortgages to purchase their first home, car loans, personal loans, and credit cards. But what do lenders actually look at when you get a loan? What determines if you're approved or denied? [...]

Are You Ready for an Electric Car?

Today’s car-shopping experience provides many options that weren’t around a decade ago. Not only can you choose a variety of makes and models, but now you also have the option of buying electric cars, or electric vehicles (EV). With gas prices over $5/gallon, you may already be considering going electric. Electric cars are gaining in [...]

2022-06-02T15:23:56-04:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Lease Buyout – Is it a Good Financial Decision?

A lease buyout wasn't always the best financial decision. If you listened to the most popular financial gurus, they wouldn't suggest leasing to begin with. But, not everyone can handle a new car payment. There are benefits to leasing a car. However, the newest hot topic is lease buyouts. Is it a good idea to [...]

Is a Zero-Based Budget Right for You?

It’s no secret that a budget is one of the best ways to set yourself up for financial success. With a traditional budget, you can see how much money you have and know exactly where your money is going. Once all this information is laid out, it’s much easier to manage your monthly bills and [...]

How to Find College Scholarships

A college degree remains one of the best investments in your future self. It can open doors to new career opportunities and increase your earning potential significantly. However, the cost of higher education today leaves many wondering if it’s worth the investment. This is where college scholarships come in. While college expenses continue to rise, [...]

Teaching Teens About Money: The Basics

Teaching teens about money in the early years helps them prepare for any financial situation when they are eventually on their own. Many teens go through financial struggles that could have been avoided if they learned early on how to manage their money. Talk about the following topics with your teens so they can develop [...]

How to Simplify Large Financial Goals

Most people have financial goals that they would love to accomplish. Some of these may be smaller, such as going on a weekend getaway. Others may require a more significant and costly commitment. Such as, saving for a down payment on a home or finally paying off that $7,000 credit card balance. The challenge with [...]

2022-03-04T12:27:48-04:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Sooner

A mortgage is a long-term commitment. What if we told you there are some simple ways to maximize your loan payments, minimize the time it takes to pay off your mortgage, and save a lot of money all at the same time? Here's how to pay off your mortgage sooner. Rounding up Monthly Payments Let's [...]

2022-01-24T13:29:26-04:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Mortgages Category, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Tax Scams You Need to Know About

Each year the IRS releases a list of tax scams that are currently going around. The number of different scams seems to steadily increase each year. Fraudsters are becoming more proficient in their targeting methods. This year, there is more for taxpayers to be mindful of with COVID-19 and economic impact payments setting the stage [...]

2022-02-16T10:32:15-04:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |
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