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Best Ways to Pay for Your June Wedding

Often pairing the warm weather of early summer with the beautiful blossoms of late spring, June is considered to be an ideal time to say “I do” for most of the country. But no matter how picturesque the wedding’s setting, many couples may have a hard time seeing anything but red as the big day approaches and the wedding bills start rolling in.   Depending on the size and location …Read More

5 FAQs on How to Improve Your Credit Score

A common question people often ask is, “How can I improve my credit?” Since credit can impact many things, including: employment, down payments, interest rates, utility deposits, and even car insurance, improving your credit can help you in a lot of ways. With all of the information floating around out there, we want to make sure you have all the correct answers to the questions below!   5 Frequently Asked …Read More

Ask an Expert: Is a Debt Management Plan Right for Me?

Q. What types of situations are recommended for Debt Management Plans? How much debt do I have to have? Dear reader, A Debt Management Plan (DMP) is a service offered by credit counseling agencies, where they will work with your creditors and establish a payment plan that will help you repay your debt in full. It may be a debt repayment option, if you have considerable credit card debt and you …Read More

Top 5 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S.

Deciding to move to a new city can be a tough decision for anyone, as it’s a big leap to take. One factor to consider is how much it costs to live in a city. While certain cities around the U.S. are great places to live, the cost of living may make you think twice before moving there. Below is a list of the top five most expensive places to …Read More

How To Make Renting Simpler and More Affordable While Improving Your Credit

Renting has, for a long time, been a stepping stone to homeownership. Yet, over the past 50 years, more Americans are renting for longer periods, with many never moving beyond that point. Additionally, rental prices are going up everywhere, while the availability of units has stagnated and even decreased in some markets.    More restrictive lending in the housing market is a key factor to why more people are renting …Read More

Ask an Expert: What are the Best Small Business Healthcare Options?

Q: What are the best small business healthcare options? Dear Reader, Navigating the jungle of employee benefits can be a daunting challenge for small business owners, no matter if the decisions involve a sole proprietorship or a team of several employees. First and foremost, it should be noted that employer sponsored healthcare coverage is optional for businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees. As the owner, you have a wide …Read More

How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car

Cars are vital for people to get to work and back, haul the kids around and take a drive around the town. There should be a good amount of research and preparation done before the purchase as cars are usually the second largest purchase people make in America besides their homes.   Below are some written some tips on how to get the best deal on a new car: Compare …Read More

Should I Buy a Home Before Paying Off My Student Loans? Five Factors to Consider

Americans owe more than $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, according to Student Loan Hero. That sum is the result of 44 million borrowers or roughly two-thirds of students graduating from four-year colleges. Many people in their 20s and 30s with student loan debt wonder whether they can or should buy a home while they are still in debt. Some find they are perfectly capable, while others realize they are …Read More

Ask an Expert: Is it ok for the Collection Agency to do this?

Q. Is it ok for the collection agency to do this? My husband and I are trying to get out of roughly $50k worth of credit card debt. We are considering refinancing our home and using the equity to pay the debt. However, three years ago my husband moved out of his apartment in Seattle to the Midwest with me. He gave his notice to the apartment complex and paid the …Read More

Preparing for Large Purchases Before College Graduation

Saving Before Graduation While it’s difficult to focus on the future with a mountain of homework in front of you, there are easy ways to start saving before you graduate. Since a vast majority of college students share housing, many are able to drastically cut electric, utility, cable, and internet bills. Some Ways Student Can Cut Costs: Share streaming services, phone plans, and grocery bills with roommates or family. Negotiate …Read More