What Happens to a Loan if a Cosigner Dies?

Cosigning is when two or more people borrow on a loan together. While this is often done because one of the individuals’ credit history isn’t strong enough to acquire the loan on their own, it’s also a viable strategy for ...

Dealing with Difficult Customers

As much as we wish that every customer was a pleasant and considerate patron, some people are inevitably going to be difficult. How to handle these problematic customers can affect your business’ reputation, your staff’s satisfaction ...

How to Stand Out From Big Businesses

Right now, starting a business has never been easier, but competing with corporate megaliths has never been harder. However, owning a small company gives you numerous opportunities to stand out from larger competitors and start ...

Which Debt Should You Pay Off First?

Between credit cards, student loans, car loans and mortgages, you’re probably carrying some debt. On the surface, managing your debt can seem relatively easy — just make minimum payments. However, if you’d like to pay down ...

Three Things You Should Know Before Consolidating Debt

Consolidating debt is a common and proven debt management strategy. In short, it involves combining multiple debts into a single payment, making your overall debt easier to handle. It may even reduce total debt via lower interest ...

Give Your Retirement Portfolio a Boost

If your retirement portfolio needs a jump, either because you got into the savings game late or because the economic strain of COVID-19 put a dent in your existing savings, you’ve got options. Even if you are between 55 and ...

Staying Motivated while Eliminating Debt

Although not a traditional four-letter word that would get you into trouble if you said it as a kid in school, there is no doubt debt is one of the worst words in the English language. Financial debt affects your sense of self, ...

Resolving Customer Debt

If they go unpaid for too long, customer debts can drag down the bottom line of your small business. However, collecting on these debts requires careful planning, knowledge of state and federal laws, and a commitment to clear ...

When to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Whether you’re a first-time hobbyist or a dedicated horticulturalist, it can be tricky to plan out your spring garden. Between preparing the soil, purchasing supplies, and figuring out when to plant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. ...

Give Your Retirement Portfolio a Boost

If your retirement portfolio needs a jump, either because you got into the savings game late or because the economic strain of COVID-19 put a dent in your existing savings, you’ve got options. Even if you are between 55 and ...