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Top 10 Money Mistakes People Make

If you are bringing lunch to work, paying your credit cards on time and putting away savings each paycheck, you are pretty on top of your finances.  Unfortunately, many people are not.  We know what we should be doing to be financially fit, but sometimes we fall short.       Read o...

5 Tax Tips For Newly Married Couples

tax tips for newlyweds

Marriage brings about many new and exciting changes.  One of the big ones is of course your taxes.  You will now need to decide whether you will be filing them as a married couple or individually.  This will certainly be a new frontier, so here is a little guide for your first set of taxes as newlyweds. ...

Understanding your Credit Report and Credit Score

Nowadays there are many ways to go about accessing your credit score and credit report.  Many of the companies out there offer pretty much the same services, they may just present them differently.  Your credit score is crucial because both creditors and lenders utilize this information when deciding to do busin...

When Is The Best Time To Start Building Your Child's Credit?

childrens credit score

A healthy financial  future is dependent in a lot of ways on credit scores.   Today’s parents are increasingly worried about their children's credit.  What may surprise you is that you have the ability today to start building your child's credit.   Today is the day to start building credit for your ...

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

President Donald Trump

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

Saving Money

  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

guide to begin investing

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 ...

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