Navigating Your 401(k)

Whether retirement is far off in the future or right around the corner, you need to start planning for it now. Starting with your 401(k), the following tips will help you navigate the complexities of saving money when you’re ...

4 Common Auto Loan Mistakes

Purchasing a new car is an exciting and tumultuous experience. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you go through the process of choosing your new vehicle and applying for a loan that won’t leave you in the red as you pay it ...

Financial Tips for Going Back to School

If you’re considering going back to college to boost your credentials, you’re probably on the lookout for money-saving strategies. Here are five dollar-stretching tips to keep you at the top of your class. Fill out FAFSA If ...

Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

The Pros and Cons of Downsizing When You Retire

Many retirees are faced with the question of whether or not to downsize their homes. Before deciding to downsize, it’s important to consider the many positives and negatives that come with this lifestyle change. Saving on money Smaller ...

Are Extended Warranties a Good Idea?

Regular maintenance checks and repairs along with the costs associated with them are just part of car ownership. Even a brand new car isn’t exempt from time in the body shop. To help protect your budget from mechanic-related ...

Merging Accounts When You Get Married

Financial problems are one of the leading cause of divorce. According to a survey of 1,000 people, nearly half of American couples fight over money. But no matter the state of your finances, once you are married, all of your assets ...

Checks and Balances: Balancing Your Checkbook

Balancing a checkbook has been shorthand for financial responsibility for generations. While it’s always been presented as a laborious, unenviable task, keeping your money in order is fairly simple as long as you stick to a ...

Using a CD to Teach Your Children about Finances

Money management is a complicated subject even adults have trouble mastering. So, it’s understandable that the prospect of teaching your kids about money might not be your favorite parental to-do. Start simply with a certificate ...

Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money

In the 21st century, digital technology offers many new ways to save money that extend beyond the usual store sales and coupon-clipping. Numerous apps now let you pinch pennies on your terms from the convenience of your palm. ...