Dollars & Sense

October 5, 2018
Should You Ever Get A Title Loan? premium

Title loans are an easy way to get fast money. In most cases, you get to do the paperwork online, and you receive the amount you need in one business day. As you secure the loan with your car or motorcycle, you don’t need a good credit score. As long as you have a job […]

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October 4, 2018
How To Get A Car Loan With Bad Credit premium

This just in… not everyone has perfect credit. As non-revelatory as this is, the auto industry still favors those who… well… do. Whatever your circumstances — whether you’re just starting to establish credit of your own or you tripped somewhere along the way and are looking to get back on the good side of the […]

Jaclyn Eickenhorst
September 27, 2018
How (And Why) To Refinance Your Auto Loan premium

What does every sixteen-year-old want for their birthday? A car.  Heck, who doesn't savor that new car smell? Unfortunately, that excitement can cause us to enter some pretty bad deals. If that happened to you, worry not, you can always refinance your auto loan. In this guide, we'll walk you through the reasons to refinance, […]

Andrew Swinney
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, […]

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

This blog was contributed by Tony Gilbert of 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 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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March 23, 2018
Simply Explained Tax Dictionary premium

Taxes, amiright? Can’t live with ‘em, can’t leave ‘em by the side of the road. Because that would be setting yourself up for identity theft. Is it even theft if you just left it there for anyone to find? Maybe more like identity gift. Anyhoo. With more complex tax regulations on the horizon, this is […]

February 20, 2018
The Ultimate Side Hustle Idea List premium

If progress on your 2017 financial goals is not exactly blasting off, it's time to pump some rocket fuel into the tank with these side hustle ideas.

Amanda Reed
January 12, 2018
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding 401k premium

We all know we want to retire, but figuring out the right retirement plan to get there can seem pretty complicated. If you have questions about how a 401k works or how to make sure your retirement plan is solid enough, look no further.

September 21, 2017
A Guide To Understanding And Applying For Federal Pell Grants premium

Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014. One of the key components of financial aid for students comes in […]

Jackson Wise