Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom and How Much

Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom and How Much

December 27, 2017 • 0 comments

Does holiday tipping make you tense? Join the club. Last year 11% of Americans admitted in a Consumer Reports survey that they dreaded handing out year-end gratuities. But with a few simple guidelines and a slight shift in perspective, you can manage this situation with grace.

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Ask Brianna: How Do My Finances Compare With My Peers’?

Ask Brianna: How Do My Finances Compare With My Peers’?

December 22, 2017 • 0 comments

It seems like I’m falling behind my friends financially. They take nicer vacations and drive more expensive cars than mine. How am I really doing compared with others my age?

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Plan, Give and Spend Smart to Avoid Holiday Debt

Plan, Give and Spend Smart to Avoid Holiday Debt

December 20, 2017 • 0 comments

The holiday season is supposed to be about joy, giving and spending time with our favorite people. But just as you might pack on a few extra pounds over the holidays, you might pack on some extra debt, too.

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You Don’t Have to Go Broke Attending Holiday Parties

You Don’t Have to Go Broke Attending Holiday Parties

December 18, 2017 • 0 comments

Oh, the woes of being popular during the holidays. Each party invitation comes with an unwritten expectation to spend money on transportation, a host gift and a festive outfit. But party hopping doesn’t have to be expensive. Cut yourself some slack and accept these three fundamental truths.

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What Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

What Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

December 15, 2017 • 0 comments

A high credit score can be like a healthy weight. You know you want it, but are you doing the right things to achieve it?

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How to Live Below Your Means Without Feeling Deprived

How to Live Below Your Means Without Feeling Deprived

December 13, 2017 • 0 comments

Spending less than you earn is one sure path to financial security. But that doesn’t have to mean a spartan lifestyle. You can still enjoy yourself while living small.

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The Scariest Thing to Find on Your Credit Reports

The Scariest Thing to Find on Your Credit Reports

November 20, 2017 • 0 comments

Monitoring your credit reports should be like flossing: a routine that’s not fascinating but that can help prevent something painful from developing. So if an account that’s not yours pops up, be as alarmed as if you had hit a nerve.

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Mend Holes in Your Budget With a Little Needle and Thread

Mend Holes in Your Budget With a Little Needle and Thread

November 17, 2017 • 0 comments

Over recent generations, clothing has gotten cheaper and has been seen as more disposable, and repairing clothing has become something of a lost art. But if you’re able to handle the small repairs that come up, you’ll be able to extend the life of your outfits — and save money.

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7 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Scary Student Loan Stat

7 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Scary Student Loan Stat

November 15, 2017 • 0 comments

A typical student loan horror story goes something like this: You’re a millennial with crippling, six-figure debt; you’re underemployed; and you’re on the brink of default and living in your parents’ basement. But while that’s the case for some student loan borrowers, it doesn’t have to be the case for you.

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What Is Debt Consolidation and Should I Consolidate?

What Is Debt Consolidation and Should I Consolidate?

November 13, 2017 • 0 comments

Debt consolidation is a personal finance strategy that rolls high-interest debts into a single, lower-interest payment. It can reduce your total debt and reorganize it so you pay it off faster.

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