Jaclyn Eickenhorst

Jaclyn Eickenhorst

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 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
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
April 19, 2018
Tips to Budget as a Couple premium

While you might be able to get away with just wingin’ it budget-wise as a single person, once you enter serious coupledom territory, chances are that will no longer fly. Finances are so closely intertwined with the success of a relationship, it’s important to be upfront and REAL about where you stand financially. These tips […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
February 27, 2018
How I Learned About Saving for Retirement (And you can too) premium

Confession time: Finances have never been my specialty. As a creative professional, sometimes what I dream up and what happens in the real world need to come together for a little tête-à-tête. Now that we’ve gotten that on the table, you may ask, “So why are you writing about saving for retirement?” Fair question. Here’s […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
January 22, 2018
Tips For Finding a New Job in the New Year premium

Eat healthier, exercise more, pick up a new hobby… these classic New Year’s resolutions probably date as far back as the creation of calendars themselves. (Well, maybe not quite THAT far.) But, the new year has always served as a time of reflection and often resolution setting. For many people, these New Year’s goals extend […]

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
June 22, 2016
Why you should consider protesting your home’s tax appraisal premium

While significant hikes in your appraisal can be exciting news if you’re looking to sell, it’s probably not if you’re sticking around and facing forking over some real cash.

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
May 13, 2016
Don’t wait for the ring to discuss the cha-ching: how to have the money talk premium

There’s a lot more financial planning to do as a couple than just how to pay for the reception. Approach your finances together with a game plan in place.

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
May 6, 2016
Springtime goals: Make your financial garden flourish premium

There is one type of garden that is far less dependent on your botanical proficiency — your financial one. Make more green this spring by tending to your financial affairs.

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst
March 24, 2016
4 reasons your money is better off with a community bank or credit union premium

Rather than settle for a current big bank relationship “just because” or wait around for something to go wrong, there are many reasons to proactively consider banking with a community bank or credit union.

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Jaclyn Eickenhorst