Buying First Home

Most of us enter adulthood with many goals and dreams. You may want a career that not only provides for a comfortable lifestyle, but also fulfills you personally. So naturally, you might seek an undergraduate or graduate degree that provides you with the education and skills to succeed in that career. Obtaining that college degree…

Financial independence refers to the state of reaching a point of sufficient wealth where one is not required to work full time  —unless they want to — in order to maintain a desired lifestyle. It occurs when people have enough built-up income to pay for necessities, for the remainder of their lives, without an active-income,…

Money is possibly one of the largest sources of stress on a person’s life and in their relationships. In fact, finances are the leading cause of stress and conflict in relationships, according to a recent survey. It is a topic that many Americans avoid and often include in the same category of heavily debated subjects…

Saving money for specific life goals — whether for debts, bills, or future expenses — is a long-term strategy that sometimes requires the assistance of someone with financial expertise, even for the most financially-savvy individuals. Like most things, hiring a professional in a particular field can help achieve optimal results. Enter the financial planner. Before…

millennials learning about 5 financial mistakes to avoid in their 20s

For many people in their twenties, learning experiences and financial decisions are plentiful. The transition from college to the professional world takes place during this time, and graduates learn how to support themselves without the help of their parents. It is an exciting time for 20-somethings to be financially independent, but it can also be…

The new year is all about dreaming of new beginnings and setting health, career, and personal goals. Whether you are looking to become healthier and stronger, working to earn a big promotion at work, or trying to get more organized, 2017 brings opportunities for personal growth in many aspects of life. However, when writing your…

The tax season is soon approaching, and if tax refund figures are similar to 2016, over 100 million U.S. residents could see a tax refund! In fact, according the IRS’s figures compiled after the late filing deadline in October 2016, the average total refund was $2,777 — a 1.8% increase from 2015. We have our…

Your home is a precious investment — it is the protective roof over your family’s head and the place where many memories are made. Unfortunately, it is also an expensive investment — one that will likely continue to require maintenance and more funds as time goes on. While this is a typical concern related to…

It’s no secret that paying for college and graduate school can be expensive. Along with purchasing a home, receiving a degree or two from a higher education institution can be one of the most costly (yet rewarding) financial steps of a person’s life. For most traditional college students, this decision is made at an age…

If you are serious about saving money, you already know that cooking meals at home instead of eating out can make a significant difference in your finances. However, you can find an abundance of ways to cut costs at the grocery store as well. Meal planning is a great way to ensure you are buying…

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