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Budgeting Tips

Credit Tip: Avoid New Debt Before Closing

One of the questions we are sometimes asked is whether it’s okay to go ahead and start buying furniture and appliances now that the house is under contract and a closing date is scheduled.  Doing so can mean the death of an otherwise stress-free loan, so the answer is definitely NO! Incurring new debt impacts(…)

Budgeting Tips: How To Negotiate

The answer is always “no”, unless you ask the question. Have you ever thought about how many opportunities you might be missing in life just by not asking the right questions? Sometimes if you ask the right question, many good things can result from it, including saving tons of money. In today’s blog post, we(…)

A Personal Finance Must Read

Written by Brittany Shaffer, a twenty-something yuppie with a mind for finance and business One major problem that people in their twenties and thirties are facing is the lack of knowledge about managing their finances. Advice they may (or may not) have received from their parents is not always sufficient because times, money, and economics(…)

How To Create A Budget

If you find that you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, then you might need to sit down and figure out a better way to be saving your money. Of course, the best way to do this is to have money left over from each paycheck to save. Think there’s no way you can do that?(…)