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...]

Credit Disability Insurance: Will You Be Covered In A Time of Need?

Editor's Note: This post was originally posted on January 7, 2014, and has been updated for accuracy. Being prepared for the unexpected, like a debilitating illness or an unforeseen broken bone, can help secure the financial future of your support … [Read more...]

4 Smart Ways Married Couples Can Manage Post-Wedding Finances

Tis’ the season for marriage! If you're a recent newlywed, you may finally be settling down after the marriage festivities, opening gifts, and adding up the money you received to start your new life together. Depending on someone's relationship with … [Read more...]

Have Fun with Saving Money: No Penny Pinching Necessary

Saving money may not always sound very exciting in the moment, but it’s hard to deny that the rewards are worth it.  Whether you need to start an emergency savings fund or you’re building a down payment for a home or car, buckling down and saving … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself from Debit Card Fraud

For many people, debit cards are the perfect plastic. They offer most of the conveniences of credit cards with no risk of accumulating debt. They are a great tool for people who are trying to control their spending and stick to a budget. But like … [Read more...]

Is Writing a Will a Financial Necessity?

Do you have a formal will in place?  What are your reasons for procrastinating? Maybe you feel like writing a will is too complicated or too expensive, or maybe you think your property will automatically go to your spouse or children anyway.  If you … [Read more...]

What Business Owners Should Know Before Deciding to Break a Contract

A large part of running a business involves entering into contracts. Some contracts can be relatively minor while others can be rather monumental. No matter what the nature of the contract, a breach of contract might be necessary due to delays, … [Read more...]

3 Ways Women Need to Get Involved with Financial Management

In stereotypes of the past, the financial management of paying bills and balancing the checkbook is often pictured as a man’s responsibility.  But decades of change has shattered this stereotype. The social trends outlined below explain why many … [Read more...]

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