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Freshmen Beware: Five Unexpected College Expenses

Entering your freshman year is an exciting time. Your classes are scheduled, dorm supplies have been purchased, and you are ready to hit the road. But is your bank account ready for the fall semester and the hidden expenses of college life? Here are five tips for college freshmen to help you...

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Build Your Savings This Summer

Vacations, trips to amusement parks and dinners out can take a big bite out of your budget this summer. However, you can turn your spending around by taking some time to put together a budget to monitor spending and build your savings. One of the best ways to do this is to take advantage of...

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6 Steps to a Stress Free Vacation

Summer vacation is right around the corner. You have done your research, found the best deals for your hotel and airfare, and your guidebooks are packed. What else is left to do?Well if you haven’t made sure your finances are in order, your dream vacation can become stressful fast. Follow our...

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Retirement Planning: Alternatives to 401K

Reaching your 50s or 60s with very little money set aside for retirement is not unusual. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, American households led by someone who is close to retirement age have on average $14,500 in retirement savings.It is really important to know all...

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Your Guide to Monthly Debt Payments

Debts are created when a person signs a loan contract and accepts money from a lender. This occurs when people sign for a mortgage on a new home, buy and finance a car, take out student loans for education purposes, and even using a credit card to purchase goods at stores. But have you ever...

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