Working out a budget as a college student can be nerve-wracking. Aside from figuring out how to pay for college tuition, there is also the matter of where you’re going to live, what you’ll eat and whether you will ever be able to buy fashionable clothes again. I was one of those lucky college students… Read more
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Budgeting for a New Home: 4 Things to Consider
Your home is probably the most expensive and important investment you’ll ever make. It’s easy to get caught up in floor plans, wood finishes, and school systems while forgetting about the more mundane details of home buying. However, preparing a budget and managing your finances are extremely important tasks for any future homeowner. Here… Read more
4 Apps to Help you Keep Track of your Money
Keeping a hold on your finances can be tricky, as prices climb and the temptation to own more “stuff” dominates social conscience, guiding you into an accumulated debt that you didn’t sign up for. Credit cards, home loans, car loans, mortgages, everyday bills – a never ending list requiring careful tending and a spirited… Read more
How much is your salary actually worth?
Most of us who work for a regular salary are used to seeing our income expressed in terms of gross pay. Often that’s the most we think about it. We might compare our own magic number to the national average if it crops up in a news story or work out the… Read more
Borrowing against your home, is it wise?
With mortgage rates so low, if you are in debt, it may be a good option to transfer some of your unsecured debt to your house. How do you do that? By applying for an equity loan. You can use an equity release calculator if you are over 55 and would like to know… Read more
Why you should Not Let your Friend’s Financial Irresponsibility Ruin Your Inheritance
Adverse economic conditions and poor financial decisions have left thousands of people in debt. Added to this, many face a perplexing situation when they are informed that their inheritance from dead relatives or friends will also be subject to debts incurred by the deceased! Debt Can be Inherited Generally, debts of friends or relatives who… Read more