Life Enriched

June 3, 2019
11 Steps To Improving Your Credit Score premium

Your credit score plays an important role in many aspects of your life, from the rate you get on an auto loan to passing a background check for your dream job. Having a low credit score can keep you from achieving your goals. Luckily, getting a better credit score isn't a mystery; it is a […]

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Andrew Swinney
May 9, 2019
The 4 Most Common Types of Mortgages premium

I found myself unexpectedly house shopping this month (long story), and even for someone who works in the financial industry, there were plenty of terms I was unfamiliar with. One of the most confusing steps in the home buying process was understanding the different types of mortgages available. First, a couple basic ideas you should […]

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Andrew Swinney
April 25, 2019
Filling out the FAFSA: 2019 Guide premium

Applying to college is stressful. You have mountains of essays to write, fears around acceptance, and the massive burden of figuring out how the heck you're going to pay for it all. Your first step in figuring out your financial aid is completing the FAFSA.   What is the FAFSA?   FAFSA stands for "Free […]

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Andrew Swinney
April 24, 2019
Are Cash Advances Good Or Bad? premium

  What is a cash advance?   When you need something you just go out and buy it, right? What about when you need cash? It turns out, you can buy cash with what is called a cash advance. A cash advance is a service offered by banks, private lenders, or most commonly - credit […]

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Andrew Swinney
February 20, 2019
The Most Effective Strategies to Make Money from Home premium

Finding ways to earn extra money each month is a relatable goal among adults pretty much around the entire world. In the United States, however, that may be connected to the fact that, according to a recent study, 40% of people shared that an unexpected bill of $400 would be a challenge to cover. Not […]

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February 20, 2019
Financial Importance of Protecting Yourself Online premium

Why you should keep financial information private There’s no denying that financial information is some of the most sensitive data we deal with every day. Because of the sensitive nature of financial information, it should be a priority for all individuals and businesses to do everything in their power to protect it. In order to […]

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February 12, 2019
Rent-to-Own: How You Can Rent While Earning Equity and Saving Money premium

Some will tell you that being a renter is a total waste of money. Every month your hard-earned dollars are sent to your landlord and he or she pays down a mortgage with them. Your landlord builds equity and you get nothing. The problem is, that for various reasons, you just may not be able […]

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January 23, 2019
Who Spent The Most On Black Friday in 2018? premium

The holidays are safely behind us. My mother-in-law is back in Colorado and my house is no longer lit up light an airport runway. Of course, some of the holiday pain still lingers; I need to lose weight and I need to repair some of the damage gift-giving did to my budget. As I looked […]

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Andrew Swinney
January 11, 2019
Starting A Business With No Time premium

You don’t need a business degree to start a business. Even if you don’t have past experience with management in your own or other’s companies, you can start that dream you have. However, launching a business and committing to its success DOES require motivation and dedication. With a fast-paced everyday life that can feel stressful […]

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January 11, 2019
Budgeting Tips for a Comfortable Post-Divorce Life premium

It can be challenging to assemble the pieces necessary for a comfortable existence after ending a marriage. It takes some people several years to feel “right” about being divorced and making decisions independently. If you relied on your spouse for budgeting, cooking, shopping, or even finding daycare, your workload will multiply. First, collect those documents […]

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