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 ...

Unusual Christmas Movies You Forgot Existed

Christmas movies are a much-loved part of the season, and holiday movie marathons are a mainstay of many families’ annual traditions. Despite the merits of classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street,” ...

New Semester Prep: How to Save Money on Campus

If you’re attending college, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very expensive. No matter if your parents are paying your tuition, you took out loans or you have at a part-time job, you want to make sure that your ...

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 ...

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...

Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Chances are you owe a balance on your credit card or cards. Statistics show that it is quite likely you owe more than a little. According to NerdWallet’s “2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study,” the average U.S. ...

Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly with a Loan

Taking out a loan to improve your home might make you think of gutting your kitchen, updating your bathroom or even adding on an addition or finishing out the basement for more living space. These projects will certainly improve ...

How Community College Can Save You Money

To college hopefuls, the financial burden it represents can be daunting. However, community colleges offer multiple money-saving opportunities while still allowing you to earn an education. Tuition savings Tuition is perhaps the ...

The Hidden Costs of Car Buying

Buying a car, whether new or used, is an exciting yet expensive time. In addition to the sticker price, you have to budget for hidden costs associated with securing your new ride. From dealership fees and taxes to insurance premiums, ...

Easy No-Bake Desserts

Homemade desserts are delicious, but baking them can be time-consuming, and using the oven can make your house unbearably hot in the summer months. Save some time and energy by making one of these three easy no-bake desserts instead. Oatmeal ...