August 17, 2018
Financial Calculators For Every Occasion premium

When I was in school, nothing made my day quite like the teacher saying that we could use a calculator on the test. Not only was it easier, but it usually upped my odds of getting the right answer. When it comes to my finances, I definitely don't want to get the wrong answer. So, […]

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Andrew Swinney
August 10, 2018
How To Save For A New Car premium

We’ve all been there… convinced ourselves we would just “window shop” at a dealership for a new car, only to wind up sitting across from an overly enthusiastic salesperson who is spouting out all kinds of numbers and payment scenarios. While the “just wingin’ it” strategy does ultimately get you into a new ride, it […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
July 30, 2018
Saving Money As A Student: 6 Tips To Save Money While Studying premium

Saving money as a student can be hard. Life in a university can be expensive, and as a student, your budget is limited. You have certain liabilities that need to be paid off every month. These include costs for rent, electricity, and internet, books, travel, food, and drinks. Unless you work part-time for 20 hours […]

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Guest Author
July 19, 2018
How Does My Credit Score Affect My Car Loan? premium

Everyone knows that cars are expensive but rarely do people know how their credit score affects the final price they pay. Affording a new ride often requires us to find financing, usually through a lender in the form of an auto loan.  The interest rate attached to the loan could cost you thousands of dollars extra. What determines your interest rate? Your credit score.

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
July 3, 2018
Should You Pay Down Debt Before Applying For a Mortgage? premium

This blog was contributed by Tony Gilbert of RealFX.com A question many potential home buyers ask when applying for a mortgage is: Should I pay off debt before applying for a home loan? Credit card debt, auto loans and other forms of debt can all have an impact on a person's credit score, which in […]

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June 25, 2018
What Does Your Neighbor’s Budget Look Like? premium

Some habits form so easily we aren't even aware of them, like the way we manage and spend our money. Poor spending habits can easily land us in trouble. One of the ways we get derailed from our budgeting is by trying to keep up with the Joneses. Which made us wonder, how does our spending […]

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Andrew Swinney
June 18, 2018
Common Bank Fees: How Much Are You Paying to Save? premium

No matter what financial guru you subscribe to, committing to saving is a critical step to achieving financial freedom. Bank fees can easily whittle away at your savings without you even knowing it. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep” - Robert Kiyosaki Saving is hard enough. There are […]

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June 5, 2018
How to Avoid Overpaying For A Hotel premium

Article contributed by Emily Watts, a freelance writer at CustomWriting, traveler, and blogger.   All of us love traveling. When it comes to money, it is always better to spend extra on souvenirs or nice dinner than on a hotel add-ons. How to avoid overpaying and enjoy the stay?   10 Ways to Travel and Save […]

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May 16, 2018
What Should I Look for in a Checking Account? premium

Looking for a place to deposit your paycheck? Thanks to the mobile and online options that now come with even the most basic checking account, accessing and transferring your cash is easier than ever. Before you choose, it's important to look under the hood first and see exactly what you’re getting. Otherwise, you'll pay a […]

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Kasasa
May 16, 2018
Is it Smarter to Rent or Buy a House? premium

There comes a time in everyone’s life where it’s like, “homeownership: should I do this thing?” As innocuous a question that may seem, there are many factors involved in making the leap from renting to homeownership — some that you expect, and some… maybe not so much. While there’s no foolproof formula to determine which route […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst