Perks of a Good Credit Score

Achieving and maintaining a good credit score will enable you to fund the major purchases that you’ve been dreaming about. Here are just some of the doors that having a positive credit history will open for you. More confidence ...

How to Take Advantage of Your Home’s Equity

Property values have increased 13.2 percent in the last year, according to a report by Zillow earlier this year, with similar growth expected to continue into 2022. Increased property values coupled with interest rates still near ...

Emergency Fund Basics

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic downturn might have exposed how fragile your finances are. As the economy begins to recover, it’s a good time to consider building an emergency fund to help protect you in the future. Consider ...

Small Ways to Save Every Day

Small changes you implement into your daily life can make a big impression on your financial health. If you’re looking for ways to save money every day without committing to a major financial overhaul, consider the following ...

Mobile Payment Scams to Avoid

Apps that allow you to conduct transactions directly from your mobile phone have been quickly growing in popularity. Unfortunately, scammers now try to take advantage of this convenience by tricking you into inadvertently sending ...

Finding a Co-Signer for Your Auto Loan

Unless you have a reliable source of income and a well-established credit history, you may have a tough time obtaining an auto loan. However, a co-signer on board can improve your chances. Here’s a look at what a co-signer does ...

How to Live on a Fixed Income in Retirement

Before retirement, you probably had the chance to increase your income, such as by earning promotions or changing jobs. But during retirement, it’s more common to live on a fixed monthly income determined by your savings. This ...

Which Debt Should You Pay Off First?

Between credit cards, student loans, car loans and mortgages, you’re probably carrying some debt. On the surface, managing your debt can seem relatively easy — just make minimum payments. However, if you’d like to pay down ...

Savings Tips For Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students, but it can also be an expensive one. If you want to immerse yourself in a different country but are worried about paying for your trip, keep these savings tips in mind. Start ...

When To Contact Credit Card Customer Service

Credit cards are a ubiquitous part of modern life. But while increasingly advanced websites and smartphone apps give you a lot of control over your credit cards and accounts, it’s sometimes best to speak to a live customer service ...