The Importance of Separating Spending and Savings Accounts

Whether you’re great at managing your money or bad at it, chances are that you have room for improvement. Accelerate your savings goals while staying on top of routine expenses when you establish two different accounts for your ...

Controlling Holiday Spending

While the spirit of the season can fill your heart with joy, it can also quickly empty your wallet. There are ways to enjoy the holidays and give to others (and to yourself) without exceeding your financial limits. The following ...

Should You Take a Gap Year or go to College Right Away?

If you or a loved one are nearing the end of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. ...

Budgeting for a Big Vacation

Want to take a big trip after it’s safe to travel but don’t think your bank account can support it? Effective budgeting can help you plan and save the money for a vacation even when finances are tight. Regardless of where ...

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 Live on a Fixed Income in Retirement

Before retirement, you probably had the chance to increase your income, such as by earning promotions or changing jobs. But during retirement, it’s more common to live on a fixed monthly income determined by your savings. This ...

7 Great Movies About Long Journeys

If you’ve spent too much time cooped up in the house lately or your vacation travel plans didn’t quite work out in 2020, indulge your wanderlust with a great travel movie. These seven titles range widely from uproarious hijinks ...

Is a CPO Vehicle For You?

Nearly 30 years ago, several automakers began implementing a new program at dealerships: instead of auctioning off trade-ins and other brand-new returned vehicles, they would resell them with added benefits. These vehicles became ...

Savings Tips For Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students, but it can also be an expensive one. If you want to immerse yourself in a different country but are worried about paying for your trip, keep these savings tips in mind. Start ...

When To Contact Credit Card Customer Service

Credit cards are a ubiquitous part of modern life. But while increasingly advanced websites and smartphone apps give you a lot of control over your credit cards and accounts, it’s sometimes best to speak to a live customer service ...