Should You Splurge for that Extended Warranty?

After hours spent researching, test driving and negotiating the price of a new vehicle, there is one final question for which many car shoppers aren’t prepared: Do you want to buy an extended warranty? Unscrupulous car salespeople ...

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 ...

Compiling Your Business Marketing Plan

If you’re considering launching your own small business, you know that there is a lot of planning that goes into making your dreams a reality. One key feature that requires a lot of research and preparation in every stage of ...

How to Transfer Retirement Savings If You Die

When people think about retirement, their top concern is usually whether they will have enough money to live comfortably. Unfortunately, though understandably, they often forget about their eventual death, but building retirement ...

Should You Sell or Trade In Your Car?

When the time comes, you can either sell your current car or trade it in during the process of getting a new vehicle. Either of these methods can be beneficial, depending on your desired outcome. Consider the pros and cons for ...

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 a Construction Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit?

It’s always been your dream not to simply buy a home for retirement, but to build one from the ground up that is perfectly suited to your vision for how you want to spend your twilight years. To achieve this dream, two of the ...

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 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 ...