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 ...

Building Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The saying goes that first impressions are everything. Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market or just want to shine for guests visiting from out of town, the curb appeal of your home sets a clear standard of ...

7 Great Movies About Long Journeys

If you’ve spent too much time cooped up in the house lately or your vacation travel plans didn’t quite work out in 2020, indulge your wanderlust with a great travel movie. These seven titles range widely from uproarious hijinks ...

Save Big on Your Wedding with These 6 Tips

Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life, but planning the big day can be a budget-straining experience. These tips will help you and your partner achieve the ceremony and reception of your dreams — while ...

What is the 2K Rule?

For many parents, saving for a child’s college education is a major source of stress. It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to know how much you actually need to save, as the cost of attending college varies wildly depending ...

What to Know About Extreme Couponing

The concept of extreme couponing resonated with many viewers when TLC debuted a show in 2011 that revolved around savvy shoppers who paid very little for a lot of goods at the grocery store. Although that show has long been off ...

Protect Your Online Accounts from Phishing

Phishing is an all too common way for scammers to learn your personal information and access your financial accounts. To help prevent yourself from falling victim to a scam, it’s wise to learn exactly how phishing works. What ...

Is a CPO Vehicle For You?

Nearly 30 years ago, several automakers began implementing a new program at dealerships: instead of auctioning off trade-ins and other brand-new returned vehicles, they would resell them with added benefits. These vehicles became ...

Planning for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining ...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

The cost of tuition, books, room and board (if applicable) add up quickly, leaving you despondent about how you will pay for school. Even with scholarships and grants, your bank account may fall short of what is due, forcing you ...