Do you have children heading to college next year? Have you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? There’s still time—but not much!
Emergency Funds: Why You Need One
Even if you have a great handle on your finances, unexpected challenges such as losing a job, dealing with an injury or illness, or having to help a family member in need can threaten your financial stability. It doesn’t take much to throw your monthly budget off track.
Income and Expenses: Groundwork for the Future
Making money, and spending it, is a part of everyday financial life.
Celebrate National Scholarship Month—by Looking for Scholarships
It’s no secret that the cost of a college education has grown over time. Finding ways to pay for college that don’t involve borrowing has become ever more important to students and their families.
What You Need to Know About Credit Scores
Keeping track of your credit score is a crucial piece of maintaining your financial well-being. Your credit score is like getting a grade for all the good work you’re doing with your finances—or it can serve as a reminder that you could be doing better.
5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home
Preparing to purchase your first home can be daunting. Make sure you’re ready by asking yourself these five questions first.
Little Ways to Save Add Up
From Thanksgiving through New Years, many of us throw caution to the wind. We spend more and we eat more, and even now, many of us are recovering from all that excess.
10 Things You Don’t Realize Could Hurt Your Credit Score
Having a good credit score is imperative to anyone applying for a mortgage. Learn what might be bringing down your score.
Five Steps to Start Saving—Today!
If saving were as easy as spending, we’d all be sitting on nest eggs the size of mountains. Unfortunately, most Americans struggle to save, and many carry more than $10,000 in debt on their credit cards.
Saving for College Tuition
The days seem long gone when kids could work summer jobs and save up enough money to pay a substantial portion—if not all—of their college tuition. Today, students borrow tens of thousands of dollars to cover the cost of their college degrees, and it seems the price tag is only going to go up.
5 Tips for People Paying Two Mortgages
Paying off two mortgages can be a huge financial burden. Here are five ways to make it more manageable.
5 Things You Should Know About Credit Counseling
Credit counseling can be a long process, but it is one of the best ways to get your finances in order and put yourself and your family in a position where you can build wealth and improve your credit scores.
Buying a New Home? Here’s What To Think About First
Buying a home is one of life’s most exciting events, and we’re always honored to be a part of it!
What Is a Debt-To-Income Ratio?
Learn about how banks calculate your debt-to-income ratio and how this number affects your ability to get a mortgage.