Should You Buy a Foreclosed Home?

Many home buyers look at foreclosed homes as potentially great deals. However, the reality is that buying a foreclosed house can come with downsides that outweigh the initial advantages. The following are some of the factors to ...

The Pros and Cons of Store Credit Cards

Chances are, you have been offered the opportunity to sign up for at least one store credit card while visiting a major retail chain. These offers are often quite tempting, promising you several exclusive benefits if you sign ...

Why You Should Open a Savings Account for Your Business

When you were a child, your parents opened your first savings account. As you grew and came into bills of your own, you opened a checking account to have better access to your money. Now, as the owner of a business, you’ve probably ...

Top New Payment Options to Consider

Just a few years ago, the major question regarding payment was, “Cash or credit?” Today, the question is a bit more complicated. Consumers are utilizing more than just cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards. They now use ...

What is Escrow?

If you have ever shopped for a house, you have heard of the term “escrow” or the phrase “in escrow.” It’s usually used regarding real estate, but it is also applicable to other large purchases, especially when you want ...

Trade Schools vs. Colleges

The financial toll of higher education is an increasingly daunting thing to consider, but investing in education is a smart decision that can lead to a more fulfilling life, career and earnings. Getting an education after high ...

When to Crack into Your Retirement Savings Early

While it’s usually best to avoid withdrawing from your retirement funds early, there are a few special situations when it can be advantageous to do so. Discover which scenarios might legitimize this transaction and learn how ...

Prepare for the Worst: Cyber Attacks

With nearly all businesses now operating in virtual space in some capacity, the threat of cybercrime has unfortunately become a common reality that small business owners must face. Without the tools and funds of a large corporation, ...

How to Value Your Business When Selling

There are many reasons to sell a business as well as many reasons to have an up-to-date business valuation even if you aren’t selling. Regardless of the reasons, a number of factors will play a part in determining the value ...

Should You Downsize?

According to a Harris Poll survey performed on behalf of Trulia, 64.2 percent of baby boomers — except those already living in a small home measuring less than 800 square feet — expressed a desire to move into a smaller home ...