Talking with kids about money doesn’t have to be complicated. Over the past few years, we’ve published several blog posts about kids and finances. Check them out by
You’ve been renting for a while now and you’re wondering if you’re finally ready to be a homeowner. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not you are ready to make the jump and buy a home: CAN I SAVE FOR A DOWN PAYMENT? While there are a few low or no down payment mortgage options, most traditional loans require at ...
Want to do some upgrades on your home but feeling a little cramped by your budget? Here are some ideas for easy fixes around the house that won’t break the bank. REPLACE HARDWARE Replacing old or mismatched hardware in a kitchen or bathroom can instantly pull the room together. Choose a style that compliments the existing room or is versatile ...
You’ve decided you’re finally ready to take the plunge and become a home owner. Before you start picking wall colors and flooring, you need to prepare for the mortgage process. Check out some of steps you should take as you prepare to apply for a mortgage. PULL CREDIT REPORT You need to make sure there aren’t any collection notices or ...
We have previously talked about what a seller needs to do during an open house, but there are also steps the buyer can take to ensure this process is as smooth and problem free as possible. Here are tips on maintaining good open house etiquette. DRESS THE PART For many, visiting open houses is a multi-hour process. Dress comfortably but still look ...
Finances are one of many things couples should address before saying “I do.” Here are 3 important factors to discuss with your partner leading up to the big day.
The elderly population is growing. Along with that growth, elder fraud has become increasingly visible. Elder fraud is the act of seeking financial gain by scamming a
Did you know the state you live in may be hanging onto some of your cash for you? What’s more, you may even be able get it back. Here’s how you can find out if you have
Who wouldn’t want to save themselves some extra work and money when it comes to yard maintenance? You can do just that through your landscaping choices. Growing plants
You’ve been accumulating that paid time off for a while, but haven’t actually put it to good use yet. Did you know that taking time off can actually make you a better
Job loss can happen at the most unexpected of times. It can be especially stressful for homeowners with a mortgage. If you ever find yourself in a tight spot after being
Planning a home remodel is a process, from the timeline to the budget to the actual design. While these may differ depending on the scale of project, there are some
Everyone has bad habits, some of which we may not even been aware. It’s no different when it comes to your finances. There are small, everyday decisions that you could