5 Personal Finance Tips For College Students

As college approaches for your child, there is no better time than the present to talk to them about their personal finances. It is our duty to make certain they have the tools to know how to budget and spend their money wisely.  Whether you are fitting the bill or not, college can become very expensive with poor...

Potential Effect of A Trump Presidency on Personal Finances

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Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Along with any new presidency comes new changes.  Whether you support Trump or not, give thought to how his presidency will affect you. Below are some ways we may see some shake up. The stock market The night of the election, the markets...

Simple And Painless Ways To Save More In 2017

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  As 2017 approaches, so do the new year  resolutions.  One resolution that should be at the top of all our lists is saving money.  Who doesn't need extra money?  Whether it be to buy something special, save for that much needed vacation or just to get that emergency fund going, we could all be doing m...

5 Simple Steps to Help you Begin Investing

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Investing can be daunting, but it really does not have to be. You want to start off by understanding a few basic concepts and then set clear goals for your money.  Now before I delve deeper, if you are currently dealing with a negative financial situation  and are experiencing credit issues,  lets get that...

5 Reasons to Downsize Your Home Immediately

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The American Dream typically includes a house with a white picket fence, 2.5 children, a car in the driveway and a dog in the yard. In reality, our dreams often have more depth and include different aspects for different people. One thing that may hold true, however, is that everyone wants a nice, big house. ...

The Student’s Guide to Living Large On $100 Per Week (25 Tips & Strategies)

Are you one of those college students who thought that you’d be living large while you were away at college? If your first trip to the grocery store left you with sticker shock, you’ll surely want to read further. Learning how fast money goes while you are in college jolts many students into reality. When ...

How is Our Mortgage Affected During Divorce?

With all of the changes in the mortgage industry since 2008, divorce affects mortgage lending more than ever before. One divorce statistic that hasn’t changed since then is that about half of all marriages end in divorce. The United States has the 6th highest rate of divorce in the world. About 41% of first ti...

5 Ways to Influence the Spending Habits of Your Grandchildren

Grandparents often play a big role in their grandchildren's lives. They can provide them with a loving support system, impart important lessons, and much more. One issue that grandparents may not think to bring up, however, is finances. If you would like to contribute to your grandchildren's financial future, te...

3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Investment Advisor

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In today's volatile financial markets, it's more important than ever to know that your portfolio is being properly managed. Here are some tips for finding a qualified financial professional whose focus is on meeting your financial goals. Ask your financial advisor about their investing philosophy Ask if your ...

7 Ways to Save for Retirement Without Changing Your Lifestyle

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Most people fail to save enough money for their retirement and often delay thinking about pension plans and 401ks. It can be difficult to want to save for retirement because it means taking home less pay for several years to come or making large sacrifices. Fortunately, there are several ways to save for retirem...

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