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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

Pros and Cons of Joint Accounts

February 4, 2016

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his take on the pros and cons of conjoining finances and some things to take into consideration along the way. You’ve made the decision...

Paying Off Debt: How Do I Make Room in My Budget?

January 28, 2016

With the New Year well underway, it’s a logical time to ask yourself: how fit are my finances? The more debt you have, the harder it might seem to...

3 Steps to Greater Financial Health in the New Year

January 21, 2016

Ken Hevert of Fidelity joins to share wisdom on how to make 2016 your healthiest financial year yet. Learn the latest from their annual survey findings on financial resolutions,...

How to Avoid the Holiday Credit Hangover

January 14, 2016

The frenzy of the holidays can reach fever pitch in the last few days of the year. Whether it’s the crush of confused travelers in an airport security line...

How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

January 7, 2016

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his own personal story of early credit missteps – and how the hard truth found him. Learn how he saw the light and started...

How Can Cosigning Impact Your FICO® Score?

December 29, 2015

Financial blogger Thom Fox recalls the first time he needed a cosigner, and offers options to approach a cosign opportunity carefully. When I turned 19, it became apparent that...

My Credit Story: Klaudette

November 24, 2015

Credit isn’t one of those things you’re born knowing about. You have to be shown the ropes somehow. For me, it was my parents who shared their knowledge of...

Infographic: A Crash Course in Budgeting

October 27, 2015

It’s something many of us have but could all probably improve upon: a basic budget is essential for managing your money from month-to-month. But how effective and well attuned is...

Infographic: An X-Ray of Millennial Spending

July 30, 2015

Behold the power of the millennial generation: early tech adopters and trendsetting powerhouses. But when it comes to their finances, how do millennials spend and save differently from other previous generations?...

Budgeting as Newlyweds

July 15, 2015

Financial blogger Ash Cash offers a reminder of the support that setting a governing budget can lend to a budding relationship. My wife and I have been together for...

Am I (Credit) Ready to Buy a House?

July 14, 2015

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares insights on how to give your home-buying plans a (credit) gut check. Potential first-time homeowners are often anxious about how their credit impacts their...

Setting a Budget for Summer Travel: Survey Results

June 16, 2015

Taking a summer vacation is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Whether your travels take you to places foreign and exotic or domestic and serene, it is important to set...

Paying Off Student Loans to Enjoy Life After College

June 16, 2015

Financial blogger Thom Fox reminds us that everyone learns about the power of credit at some point. Discover how pursuing higher education later on gave him a different approach...

Establishing Credit as a New Graduate: a First-Timer’s Guide

June 4, 2015

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his guide to getting familiar with credit basics. Learning the ground rules today can come in handy down the road. In today’s world, if...

Will I Qualify For That Car Loan?

May 28, 2015

New vehicles can bring new credit responsibilities. Financial blogger Ash Cash shares tips on what you’ll need to consider when planning ahead for a new car loan. Buying a...

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