Should You Refinance Your Loan?

In some ways, refinancing your current loan for a new loan can feel like trading apples for slightly different apples. You still have a monthly payment and long-term financial responsibilities, but refinancing has the potential ...

Special Insurance for International Travel

From your automobile and home to your life itself, purchasing insurance to protect your most important assets is a smart financial decision that protects you and your family against disaster. If you are planning an international ...

Tips for Estate Planning

When it comes to the topic of estates, Stephen White, regional leader of wealth planning for BMO Wealth Management, sums up the importance of having a plan. “Spending a little time to get all your affairs in order is one of ...

Is it Safe to Save Your Credit Card Info Online?

If you are a frequent online shopper, having your favorite retailers store your credit card information seems like it might make sense. Having your information at the ready helps you avoid having to input your data every time ...

How to Maintain the Charm of an Older Home When Remodeling

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to renovate an older home is to implement trendy improvements rather than timeless ones, as Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” relates. She recommends home owners ...

Should You Get Pet Insurance?

At first, your young pet may only require yearly checkups and booster shots, but as he ages, the visits become more frequent and the bills get higher. Although you’re 100 percent dedicated to the care of your furry family member, ...

The Basics of Successful Budgeting

If you’re clueless about where your money goes each month, you cannot create a financially stable present let alone plan for a healthily funded future. The following budgeting basics will help you garner a more complete picture ...

How to Find That Perfect Summer Job

Many students and young adults consider summer to be a time for rest and relaxation. However, numerous young professionals in high school, college and beyond recognize the opportunities available during the summer months. If you’re ...

How to Celebrate Father’s Day on a Budget

With Father’s Day coming soon, it’s time to start thinking about how to give your dad the best June 17 possible. Even if you can’t afford to buy him a new grill, take him to an expensive steakhouse or get him front-row tickets ...

How to Determine Whether You’re Ready to Retire

Ever since you started life on your own, you have focused on keeping food on the table and a roof over your head and the heads of those who depend on you. If you’re lucky enough to have a traditional 40-hour work week, you will ...