All parents want a happy future for their children, yet not enough moms and dads teach their kids about financial literacy, a key component of happiness. Educate your kids about money management and it can change their lives for the better.
By Sean Pyles Gardens can take many shapes — expansive beds of seasonal vegetables, decorative plants stuffed into an apartment, a shelf of herbs growing near a kitchen window. Whatever the configuration, the fundamentals are the same: seeds, soil, care — and cash. That last ingredient can be the hardest to come by. But no […]
Did you get an unwanted surprise recently when checking your credit score? Before you panic over an unexpected drop, understand that everyone’s credit score fluctuates based on several factors, most of which have relatively easy fixes. Ask yourself if one of these common culprits is to blame for your credit score drop. Did you recently […]
Summer is here and vacations are calling. Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic trip or a weekend getaway, it can get pricey fast. Wondering if you can afford a summer vacation, and if so, what’s the best way to pay for it? Estimate the Cost and Adjust As Necessary Last summer, Bankrate estimated a vacation […]
If you’re like the average American who has thousands of dollars in credit card debt, you might be considering a credit card balance transfer. Such offers can be a real solution for lowering your credit card interest rate and paying off your balance sooner; however, there are some caveats to those benefits that you need […]
If you’re dreaming of a new kitchen, master suite or outdoor deck and you’re not sure how to finance it, there are several options you can consider. The key is figuring out the best option for your situation. Your Home as Collateral Since you’re planning a home improvement, it often makes sense to secure financing […]