Learn More About Direct Deposit

It’s easy to take conveniences like direct deposit for granted without fully understanding how it works or why you should use it. You may have questions concerning direct deposit, so we want to make sure you fully understand ...

Elder Financial Abuse Scams to Look Out For

Financial scams against the elderly are on the rise — and getting more sophisticated. Whether you’re looking to protect yourself or others, it’s important to stay informed about the methods that scammers use to swindle people ...

How to Protect Your Financial Information Before a Computer Upgrade

Your old computer may still contain sensitive data like financial information, your Social Security number, passwords and personal files. If you’re planning on getting rid of your old computer, you should first take precautions ...

What is the 2K Rule?

For many parents, saving for a child’s college education is a major source of stress. It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to know how much you actually need to save, as the cost of attending college varies wildly depending ...

Planning for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining ...

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 ...

Should you Sell or Trade In Your Car?

When it’s time to buy a new car, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make— such as figuring out what to do with your old vehicle. Most of the time, you’ll have to choose between selling your car privately and trading it ...

Earning Money Through a Co-op

Professional educational co-ops can be a huge boon to college students. This arrangement will allow you to gain on-the-job experience while earning income. While that can sound incredibly tempting to students and their families, ...

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 ...

Borrowing From Your 401(k)

If money is tight, you may have considered drawing from your 401(k) retirement savings plan. While it’s generally best to leave your investments intact, there are circumstances in which tapping into your account can be a safer ...