Father’s Day will be here soon. Have you picked up anything for Dad yet?
You’ve made some life decisions that you’ve regretted, and some of those decisions surely involve money. What sort of money mistakes have you made? Don’t be shy about admitting your financial mistakes. According to the latest version of Finder.com’s annual “America’s Biggest Money Mistakes” survey, you have 192 million fellow Americans to keep you company. […]
Have you just been faced with an unexpected emergency? Did you just find out that your kids need new braces? Whatever the situation is, you are probably looking a huge financial burden that you just can’t afford outright. Well, there are many individuals that are placed in these same circumstances every day and they usually […]
Although big banks stole most of the spotlight in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, the new law includes improved fraud alerts and credit freezes for consumers. The law President Trump signed late last week had attempted to dismantle the post-credit crisis legislation known as Dodd-Frank. While it achieves some of that […]
Where You Can Make the Best of a Bad Credit Situation It’s no fun having a bad credit score. You pay higher interest rates for your credit – if you can get credit at all. You have little room for financial error. A small, unexpected bill can cause big problems. At least your hardships may […]
What goes up must come down – when considering the effects of gravity. That principle doesn’t typically apply to federal or state taxes. In the rare cases where taxes do go down, other taxes tend to go up to compensate government coffers. Because state taxes are often linked to the federal tax code in different […]
Why do millennials live with their parents more than any other generation does? It’s logical that younger generations are more likely to live with their parents in a non-caretaker capacity, even in the best of times. Millennials suffered the added indignity of coming of age during one of the worst recessions in history while dealing […]
Who’s thinking about retirement when they’re young? Only about a third of millennials have retirement accounts. They’re typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be. That’s precisely the time to take the greatest advantage of compounding interest by contributing as much as your fledgling budget can afford. A new study from […]
High fees on investments can really bring a retirement portfolio down over time. Because the time horizon is so long for many retirement portfolios, the bite that these fees can take really compounds over the years.