Before you apply for any kind of financing, it’s important to understand how loans work so you know which type is best for your situation. Here are some common questions and answers about loans.
Graduation is a thrilling and terrifying time for high school and college graduates alike. Even with four significant years separating those monumental moments, five basic pieces of financial wisdom hold true for both sets of graduates. Financial advice for recent graduates:
Getting financially fit is the second most common New Year’s resolution, after weight loss, of course. For many Americans, getting financially fit means dropping the weight of credit card debt. Even if you’ve already stumbled and screwed up (or forgotten) your New Year’s resolution, there are over 10 months left in the year to get […]
As a new crop of college graduates enter the real world following graduation season, many of them will be new to renting apartments and paying their own credit card bills for the first time. In reflecting on the months following my own graduation and entrance into the working world, here’s what I’d tell my younger […]
Did you know having a good credit score can save you thousands of dollars? Credit scores (or Fair Isaac Credit Score) follow you from job to job and don’t just determine the interest rate you pay on your auto or mortgage loan. Your credit score also can contribute to whether you are promoted in your […]
Should I use cash or credit? This is a question that many consumers are asking because of the current economic uncertainty in our nation. In fact, revolving credit—largely made up of credit card debt—fell by nearly 20% last year according to the Federal Reserve. Credit card usage is definitely slowing due to less borrowing by […]
The biggest question most Americans have when they get their income tax refund is: where do I spend it? I believe that you can make a wise choice on how to use your tax refund that will have lasting benefits by learning the “Investment Spending Plan” method. I developed the Investment Spending Plan when my […]
These days almost everyone accepts plastic, including the IRS. Thanks to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, the federal government accepts income tax payments by “any commercially acceptable means,” which includes debit and credit cards. But just because you can do something, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should. More often than not, paying your taxes with a […]