Category: Managing Your Money



5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending

Retailers have one goal: to make you spend more money. Learn these commonly used marketing tactics to help you make smarter decisions. Continue reading “5 Ways Retailers Influence Our Spending” »




12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Vacation

Your bags are packed, your itinerary is set and you’re counting down the minutes until you take off for your dream summer getaway. Before you head out to the airport, though, read through this checklist of important things people tend to forget before leaving for vacation. Continue reading “12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Vacation” »




7 Money Myths You Need to Stop Believing Now

We all grow up hearing the same financial advice: Spend less, save more and invest early. While most of these words of wisdom ring true, there are lots of widespread money management tips that are actually false. Continue reading “7 Money Myths You Need to Stop Believing Now” »




Mistakes First-Time Homeowners Make

Q: My husband and I have been renting an apartment since we got married. We recently decided to buy our first home. Some friends of ours had lots of trouble with the process, and wound up buying a house they can’t really afford. We don’t want to go through what they did. What can we do to buy our dream home without all that grief?
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Feeling stuck in your car loan? Might be time to shop around!

Some bills can’t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your vehicle loan can lead to a lower monthly payment, a shorter payment term, or both! It depends on various factors, including the value of your vehicle, how much you owe, and your credit standing. Continue reading “Feeling stuck in your car loan? Might be time to shop around!” »