When Is The Best Time to Buy a New House? You Can’t Beat October!

Perennial advice to house hunters has always been, “There is no perfect time to buy a home.”  But actually crunching the numbers may tell a different story. After tracking more than 32 million single-family home and condo sales over the past 15 … [Read more...]

Achieving Financial Success Through the Years | Part Four: 50+ Finances and Retirement

The final part of our Achieving Financial Success Through the Years series shines the spotlight onto financial issues for the 50+ crowd. Currently, adults 51-69 are the second largest age group in the U.S - with just shy of 75 million people in 2015. … [Read more...]

Achieving Financial Success Over the Years | Part Three: Established Adult Finances

Welcome back to the third installment of our four-part series: Achieving Financial Success Over the Years. This week, we discuss people in their 30s to 40s, where establishing yourself becomes the norm. Your 20s were likely spent doing a little bit … [Read more...]

Achieving Financial Success Over the Years | Part Two: 20-Something Finances

Welcome back to week two of our four part series: Achieving Financial Success Over the Years! This week, we take a look at that “getting started” phase that begins after college. It’s at this point in life that you have student loan debt and a strong … [Read more...]

Achieving Financial Success Over the Years | Part One: Teens & College Student Finances

The entire month of September we’re taking you back-to-school with our Achieving Financial Success Over the Years blog series. No matter your stage in life, we’re providing helpful information you need, whether you’re: a young student wondering … [Read more...]

4 Common Investment Fears and Why You Should Overcome Them Sooner Rather Than Later

It is completely common to have investment fears. After all, investing involves your hard-earned money, and not knowing the ins and outs can cause you to avoid the opportunity all together. There are many questions about investing that often go … [Read more...]

Small Business Financing: Interview with SCORE Mentor

We sat down with Lou Davenport, a small business financing mentor with over 18 years experience with SCORE, an organization that provides small business advice, mentorship and workshops to startup and existing businesses in the Lancaster / Lebanon … [Read more...]

Building a Credit History From Scratch

Young adults starting out quickly learn this financial life lesson: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having bad credit does. Lenders, rental offices and insurance companies use your financial track record to judge how … [Read more...]

Direct Deposit – Why It Never Comes on the Weekends or Holidays

Editor's Note: This post was originally posted on August 14, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy and to include updated information. Have you ever wondered why you never receive your pay on the weekend, even if it is a direct deposit? Or, it’s … [Read more...]

5 Pieces of Advice for Second-Time Home Buyers | Infographic

Note: This article was updated August 4, 2016. It originally published in October 2015. We give first-time home buyers a lot of attention and hand-holding, mostly because the whole process in unchartered territory to them. It's often assumed that … [Read more...]