Financial Advice, Mortgage, Home, Financial Education

To Buy or to Rent, That is the Question!

The white picket fence. The big yard. The privacy you crave. Home ownership is a significant milestone many dream of as they make their way through adulthood. But are you financially fit to purchase and own a home? And even if you are, does it make sense for you in your current stage in life?

Credit, Credit Cards, Financial Advice, Loans, Credit Score

9 Things That Could Hurt Your Credit

You’ve definitely heard about credit scores, the all-important number that has a profound impact on our ability to make financial decisions. Beyond just those decisions, credit scores are also used by employers, landlords and more, meaning that that little number is also your gateway (or wall)

Investment, Financial Advice, Retirement, Savings

Investing Your Money: 4 Low-Risk Ways to Grow Your Money as a Beginner

To enjoy a comfortable future, investing money is necessary for the majority of people. When you invest, you can provide yourself with another source of income, help pay off student debt, or save up for a down payment for your first home. In short, investing will help you grow your wealth and

Debt, Financial Advice, Savings, Millennials, COVID-19

Vacation Plans Canceled? 7 Ways to Put That Money to Work

Let’s say that last year you planned to take a hard-earned vacation in 2020. You scrimped and saved every dollar you could get your hands on and like a good saver, created a vacation fund to keep it in. You beat every milestone and resisted every temptation to spend that money…then reality hit

Saving Money, Financial Advice, Millennials

Avoiding Holiday Shopping Dread: 7 Tips to Keep You Sane

According to LendingTree, 61% of Americans report feeling dread leading up to the holiday season. With the average consumer spending $602.65 on holiday gifts ($850.38 for parents!), it’s no wonder why holiday dread is so high. Keep reading to learn seven tips that’ll keep your holiday shopping

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings, Emergency

Building an Emergency Fund: How to Set a Budget When You're in Debt

Did you know that the average American has roughly $38,000 in personal debt, and that doesn't even include their mortgage? Being in debt can feel suffocating and crippling, like a hole you can't escape. However, it doesn't have to be that way. With careful budgeting and planning, you can both

Financial Advice

Financial Advice For Teens

When it comes to money, there are some things they don’t teach you in school but you need to know as an adult. Before they head off to college or start a career post-high school, you’ll need to make sure your kids know about how money works in the real world.

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings, Students, College

Financial Tips for College Students: Budgeting & Paying for College

Are you heading off to college for the first time? College can be a fun and exciting experience. Unfortunately, it can also be very expensive. In fact, the average public college student walks away with $26,900 of debt, and the average private college student walks away with $32,600 of debt. 

Savings, Social Media, Gen Z, Students

How Preteens Can Learn About Money

When it comes to teaching practical money skills, students of different ages need different methods. 3rd to 6th graders might be ready to learn the fundamentals of finance using games, books, and real world experience. At this age, you can expose your children to basic concepts like savings and