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4 Things to Consider Before Agreeing to Cosign a Student Loan

4 Things to Consider Before Agreeing to Cosign a Student Loan

Parents will do almost anything to position their children for success. With college costs rising and student loan debt estimated at a whopping $1.5 trillion, it’s no wonder p....

Category: (Living On) Borrowed Money

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5 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Identity Theft

5 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Identity Theft

Identity thieves have only become more creative in finding new ways to hijack personal information and exploit their victims. It seems like every day we learn of yet another n....

Category: Self-Defense

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8 Unexpected Homeowner Expenses to Consider Before Buying

8 Unexpected Homeowner Expenses to Consider Before Buying

There’s a lot more to homeownership than paying the mortgage. According to a Zillow and Thumbtack study, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hid....

Category: Home Sweet Home

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3 Questions To Ask Before Tapping Home Equity

3 Questions To Ask Before Tapping Home Equity

Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you understand what you're getting into. What is home equity? It’s the difference between the current market value of your home....

Category: Home Sweet Home

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Helping Kids Manage Their Money

Helping Kids Manage Their Money

Between allowance, birthday gifts and the tooth fairy, today’s kids under the age of 10 are bringing in quite a haul. A RoosterMoney.com report, entitled The Allowance Repo....

Category: Pay-checks & Balances

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Facebook, Instagram Shopping Scams

Facebook, Instagram Shopping Scams

Data recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that the number of complaints about social media shopping scams more than tripled over the last year. Consum....

Category: Pay-checks & Balances, Self-Defense

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How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report

How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report

If you’ve received your free annual credit reports from all three credit bureaus, all that information may feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you find errors.  If there....

Category: (Living On) Borrowed Money, Home Sweet Home

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How To Handle Debt And Get Back On Track

How To Handle Debt And Get Back On Track

Did you shell out more money than you expected to this past holiday season? Are you feeling a budget crunch rolling into February? According to Magnify Money by LendingTree,....

Category: Pay-checks & Balances, (Living On) Borrowed Money

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The Impact of Stimulus Payments on Your Taxes

The Impact of Stimulus Payments on Your Taxes

What a year 2020 has been! New Year’s celebrations were barely over when the coronavirus turned things topsy-turvy. But one bright spot for 159 million people was the $1,200 E....

Category: Pay-checks & Balances

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I Was Furloughed and Then Came Back to Work, What Does That Mean for My Taxes?

I Was Furloughed and Then Came Back to Work, What Does That Mean for My Taxes?

Whether you are furloughed, laid off or fired, it hurts. It’s a blow to your ego, and losing a regular paycheck is a blow to your finances. Fortunately, for many it was tempor....

Category: Pay-checks & Balances

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