The average consumer spends years working on their credit score, building it up to a level that helps them to get better interest rates on everything from mortgages to car loans and more. Occasionally however, even for the most careful consumers who watch every credit step that they make, a small … Read more about Small Mistakes that can lead to Big Credit Problems
Spending and investing are part of the modern consumer culture, reinforced by Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and, yes, even Uncle Sam. Truth be told, our government doesn’t always encourage us to save, even though we’re saving less in real terms than we did at the start of the 1990s. During the bear … Read more about The Importance of Saving
We Americans are an optimistic lot, except when it comes to one thing—our ability to save money. Today we have so many Americans trying to learn how to survive on minimum wage jobs. Consider this sad but telling fact: More Americans of modest means think they stand a better chance of accumulating … Read more about Should We Think about Our Financial Future?
2014 was definitely an interesting and exciting year for investing. The stock market hit amazing new highs and also had impressive returns. On the other hand, many investors will look back on 2014 as a year when the stock market made them anxious and uncertain, especially when stocks were seemingly … Read more about What are the most Important Takeaways for Investors from 2014?
Remodeling your kitchen with granite countertops, custom- made cabinets, hardwood floors, and professional stainless steel appliances can be quite enticing, but can you afford it? The national average for a minor kitchen remodel is $18,550, and for a major remodel, a whopping $54,000. These numbers … Read more about Budget- Friendly Kitchen Remodel
The “American dream” of home ownership is, unfortunately, becoming just that; a dream. Many Americans can no longer afford to buy a home and, with the recent housing bubble and current foreclosure crisis, many once common beliefs about buying a home have changed drastically during just the last 10 … Read more about Once Common Home Buying Beliefs that are No Longer True
If your old automobile is ready for the junk pile (or even if it’s not) and you’re going to be purchasing a new car in 2015, today’s blog should help you save quite a bit of money. It’s got 4 Tips that will help you to avoid the tricks and traps that dealers have an walkout of any dealership with … Read more about Buying a New Car in 2015? Here are 4 Tips that will help you get a Great Deal
If you feel that you make a “decent living” and that you follow most of the rules of money management as well as you can, but you still feel “broke” at the end of every week, that’s a good indication that your finances are not exactly in order. Lucky for you, we’ve got 3 Tips today that should … Read more about Broke as a Joke? These 3 Tips Will Help