Life Enriched

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
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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Guest Author
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
April 30, 2018
Advice for Millennials Seeking Financial Confidence premium

Graduation season is upon us, which means that college towns are winding down from the spring semester, students are moving out, and many are still contemplating what is next. Whether it’s from the thought of paying student loans, finding the perfect job, or starting fresh somewhere new, the stresses can seem overwhelming. In fact, stress […]

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Kasasa
Urban Dictionary: Tax Edition 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 […]

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March 19, 2018
Important Deadlines for Filing 2018 Taxes premium

Deadlines and taxes — two of everyone’s favorite words as they stand on their own. When put together, they’ve been known to induce some sighs, shudders, and even the occasional groan. Whether you’ve been known to experience this tax-time trepidation yourself or you’re the type who eagerly looks forward to this time of year, tax […]

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February 27, 2018
How Does a Bank Calculate my Interest Rate? premium

While you owe money on the cash you borrow, interest works in your favor when you have a savings account.

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Jackson Wise
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