Finances

Getting Married? Talk about These Money Matters (Pt. 3)

July 28, 2014

Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog Getting Married? Talk about These Money Matters. Additional Financial Questions to Ask Prior to Marriage… Q4: How will our banking be done? In other words, will you and your soon-to-be spouse simply just keep on banking separately? Will you set up a joint account and maintain your…
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Getting Married? Talk about These Money Matters (Pt. 2)

July 25, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in Getting Married? Talk about These Money Matters (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion of some more critical financial issues that you should address with your soon-to-be spouse before getting married. Discussing these issues before marriage can help set up realistic expectations of financial responsibilities, setting…
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Getting Married? Talk about These Money Matters (Pt. 1)

July 22, 2014

Getting married and planning a wedding can be an extremely exciting time for couples who are ready to take the next step in their relationship. While there may be various exciting things to talk about and plan for (like, for instance, a honeymoon or a new home), one thing that couples should NOT overlook is…
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When Spending Money Now Can Save You Money in the Future (Part 2)

February 26, 2014

Picking up from When Spending Money Now Can Save You Money in the Future (Part 1), in the following, we will discuss two more specific situations in which it’s fiscally smarter to pay now in order to save money in the long run. Situation 3: Spending Money on Home Repairs If you own a home,…
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When Spending Money Now Can Save You Money in the Future (Part 1)

February 23, 2014

Chances are that, if you have resolved to improve your financial standing in 2014, you will be focused on limiting your spending and saving your money. While this is, in general, a good rule of thumb to live by when you are trying to get your finances in order, there are some instances when NOT…
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After Bankruptcy: 6 Steps to Financial Recovery (Part 2)

January 24, 2014

Picking up from After Bankruptcy: 6 Steps to Financial Recovery (Part 1), in the following, we will highlight two additional steps that will be crucial for people to take after filing for bankruptcy. By being diligent to follow all six of the steps discussed in this three-part blog, debtors will be able to slowly recover…
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How to Meet Your 2014 Financial Goals (Part 2)

January 20, 2014

Picking up from How to Meet Your 2014 Financial Goals (Part 1), here are some more powerful strategies that can be effective in helping you achieving your financial goals this year.  Be religious about checking your credit report – One thing that could immediately derail you from being able to achieve your financial goals in…
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How to Meet Your 2014 Financial Goals (Part 1)

January 19, 2014

January is usually a month during which people take stock of their achievements and make resolutions that can help them reach some goals they have in their sights. While oftentimes these goals can be related to people’s health and fitness, they may also include goals of improving their financial standing. If your goals for 2014…
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5 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending (Part 2)

January 17, 2014

Continuing from 6 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending (Part 1), the following lays out a few more effective strategies that can help consumers get back on their feet after they may have overspent this past holiday season. Financial Recovery Tip 3: Return stuff you don’t need or want – Christmas gifts and other items…
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5 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending (Part 1)

January 15, 2014

Is your wallet and bank account suffering from a serious financial hangover due to your holiday spending? It’s all-too-common for consumers in the wake of the Christmas holidays to be facing more credit card debt than they had anticipated, and seeing these numbers on paper can make the overspending of the holidays hit home in…
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