Should You Refinance Your Loan?

In some ways, refinancing your current loan for a new loan can feel like trading apples for slightly different apples. You still have a monthly payment and long-term financial responsibilities, but refinancing has the potential ...

What Is a Money Market Account?

A money market account is an account that typically comes with a higher interest rate than other savings accounts. If investing in stocks and bonds is not something that appeals to you, but you would still like to make your money ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using CDs for Your Savings

From savings accounts and money market accounts to stuffing cash into a jar in the cabinet or beneath the mattress, there are a wide variety of ways to save your money. These options offer varying advantages and drawbacks, but ...

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 ...

Adjusting Your Investments for Retirement

The end goal of every hard-working American is a long, fruitful and well-earned retirement. If you are still in the early stages of putting together your retirement portfolio or bearing down on the golden age, there’s still ...

Is Pet Insurance for You?

Adopting an animal is a major investment. Besides the initial fees incurred from the breeder, pet store or animal shelter, you have to financially take care of them by providing toys, food and various other expenses. Pets have ...

Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund may seem on the surface to be a common-sense proposition. Money set aside specifically for the purposes of having it in the event of an emergency acts can be a valuable buffer between yourself and financial ...

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Savings Accounts

While having a single savings account can provide a solid foundation for building wealth, it’s not always the best strategy when it comes to growing your cash. Depending on your spending and saving habits, having multiple accounts ...