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…

Taking time off from work to unwind is important. Around three-quarters of workers report being stressed at work, yet nearly 40 percent of Americans do not plan to use all of their allotted paid vacation time this year. Studies have shown that taking vacation time is good for your body — it can help reduce…

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…

A monthly budget is not always one-size-fits-all. You may find a budget that works perfectly for a little while, but your financial situation is not likely to stay the same for long periods of time. Sometimes big life changes come along, both planned and unplanned, that require a budget adjustment. Whether you are preparing for…

Possibly the most important factor potential homeowners need to consider during the home-buying process is how to pay for it. Buying a home is typically the largest purchase individuals make in their lifetime, and most people cannot afford to purchase it outright. This is where mortgages come in — but with all the different types…

What if you were told you could save money by using cash instead of credit and debit cards? Until the relatively recent advent of plastic cards, most individuals used cash for their purchases. While modern consumers love the convenience, perks, and limited liability of cards, studies have shown that credit card users spend more money,…

The holiday season is upon us, as is the most popular time of the year to get engaged. Getting engaged is often one of the most memorable events in a couple’s life — but it can be pricey. Society’s expectations for engagement rings have become more expensive every year: larger diamonds, designer jewelers, and the…

Life insurance is not a typical subject that we consider when mapping out our future finances. However, if something were to happen to you as the primary breadwinner, you should think about the benefits of securing your family’s and your loved ones’ financial future. Life insurance helps ensure that your beneficiaries — and those who…

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