10 Tips For Boosting Your Credit Score Fast

Having a good credit score is essential to have as you move through life. Loans are an unavoidable part of life for most people. Establishing a solid credit history and retaining a high credit score can have a powerful impact on your present and future quality of life as you apply for loans or credit cards. U...

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 on for key money mistakes you w...

7 Marriage Tax Breaks and Tips for New Couples in 2019

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[Image via Pexels] Marriage brings about many exciting changes. While taxes might not be at the top of your list — with a little digging, you'll realize valuable benefits. Here is a handy guide for your first set of taxes as newlyweds to help you reap the rewards you deserve. 1. Officially update your na...

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?

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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 child ...

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 more to sav...

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. ...

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