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Personal Finance

Managing your money is something we all can all do better: it can seem like just when you get the perfect budget figured out for yourself, life throws you a curveball. Checking in with your spending and saving habits can help you stay one step ahead of life’s changes whether they’re big or small. And it’s never too early to start saving in an emergency fund for when storm clouds gather and you’ll need some additional funds.

What Are My Financial Goals?

Personal finance is a lifelong skill that you can keep perfecting, whether:

  • You’re just starting out on your own for the first time,
  • You’re thinking about combining your living space with a significant other and merging expenses,
  • It’s time to relocate for a new opportunity or to grow your family, or
  • You’re looking over the horizon to plan for retirement and a rainy day fund

What Happens to Debt When You Die?

November 29, 2017

It's a sad thought, but have you ever wondered what might happen to debt when you die? Take a read to learn and stay informed.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

November 29, 2017

Why aren't parent teaching their kids good money management skills? And how can we successfully teach our kids about finance? Read to find out.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: 3 Things You Need to Know

November 27, 2017

Public service employees will get federal student loan forgiveness after ten years of on-time payments. Find out if you qualify and read about the nuances.

Tech Tools for House Hunters

November 27, 2017

Shopping for real estate and mortgage loans can be exhausting. But these tools are making the home-buying process more efficient and enjoyable. Find out.

Student Loan Defaults: 3 Ways to Recover From or Avoid Default

November 22, 2017

Defaulting on a student loan is one of the most life-altering mistakes you can make. Find out how you can recover from or avoid defaulting.

5 Holiday Spending Tips That Will Pay off in the New Year

November 21, 2017

As the holiday shopping season begins, make sure to be careful with purchases during this five-week period of holiday cheer to minimize financial burden.

Adoption Costs: 5 Things to Know

November 17, 2017

Adopting a child is a huge undertaking which can be emotionally overwhelming. Here are 8 major things to know before you go down this path.

How to Save on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 17, 2017

To get the hottest deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are some suggestions for maximizing your efforts, both online and in the real world.

Are Store Cards Worth It?

November 16, 2017

You can usually count on a store credit card offer nearly every time you make a purchase at a major retailer. But are these store cards really a good...

4 Tips to Help Your Teen Build Credit

November 16, 2017

If you want your teens to leave the nest someday, it’s in your best interest to help them establish a positive credit profile. So, where should you begin?

Thanks Mom, for Teaching Me About Finance

November 15, 2017

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the personal finance lessons my mom taught me. Read more for some of the key lessons she shared with me.

How to Choose Between a Peer-To-Peer Lending or Traditional Loan

November 15, 2017

Are you in need of a loan, but not sure where to start? Take a read to find out if peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is right for you.

Are You Ready to Save for Your Child’s College Education?

November 14, 2017

Starting to save for your child’s education is a complicated decision. We’ll help you figure out how to fit college savings into your budget.

If You Do This, You Probably Suffer From Money Anxiety Disorder

November 14, 2017

Money issues making you lose sleep? You're hardly alone. Here are some some of sign that you may have money anxiety disorder (MAD) and how to manage it.

Veteran’s Day Benefits That Beat a Free Appetizer

November 11, 2017

From college education to retirement planning, there are numerous benefits available if you are a veteran. Take a read to find out more.

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Here’s How Much Your Personal Information Is Selling for on the Dark Web

The dark web is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. Find out how much your information is selling for on the dark web.