9 Ways to Save Without Suffering

We all know we should save more money than we do. We either need to pay down debt, build an emergency fund, or save for retirement; perhaps even all three!  Accomplishing these goals can be tough, but perhaps not so much if you choose to save smarter, not harder. Try these handy tips to help you save, and you just might find yourself with a tidy savings balance you never thought possible. ...Read More

5 Spending Tips to Bring You Less Stress (and More Joy!) This Holiday Season

After another year full of twists and turns brought on by a global pandemic, many Americans are understandably looking forward to the holiday season.   This year, many Americans may find they are dealing with financial setbacks such as a loss of employment, reduced income, or other unanticipated expenses that may make it more difficult to avoid having holiday debt follow them into the new year. Here are five tips designed to give you less stress and more joy this holiday season: ...Read More

How Using an Auto Loan Cosigner Impacts Your Loan

If you’re a first-time car buyer, don’t have much of a credit history, or perhaps need to start rebuilding your credit, getting an auto loan might be a little challenging. However, one way to help your auto loan approval process is to have a cosigner on your loan. Read below to see how much a cosigner can help in securing an auto loan. ...Read More

How to Buy a Car From a Private Seller

Choosing to buy a car from a private seller can be a good option if you have your eye on a particular model or you are looking to save some money. Let’s take a look at the benefits and risks of buying a car from a private seller and how to go about finding, negotiating, and financing a private car sale.   ...Read More

Back to School: How to Talk to Kids About Money

When we think of back to school, we think of what our kids will learn to set themselves up for success as adults. Among these is understanding finances and managing money. Parents may question the best time to start teaching kids about money and many experts answer - the sooner the better. Kids can learn a lot watching their parents, especially watching the preparations at the beginning of the school year. What they see can set a pattern for life. Everyone looks forward to new beginnings, even as we continue to manage the challenges the pandemic provides. Now is a great time for the whole family to establish new habits. ...Read More

Will Used Car Prices Drop in 2022?

Inflation has been raging in the American market for a while now. In addition to gas prices going up, many people looking to purchase a car have seen auto prices skyrocket as well. Even used cars that are not in the best condition are commanding hefty payments that seem simply unfair. ...Read More