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First-Time Homebuyers: 13 Steps To Buying A House For The First Time + 7 Valuable Lessons I Learned About Buying Your First House
Buying your first house is challenging, yet rewarding and well worth the effort! I just bought my very first house, and I’ve got some helpful tips for first time homebuyers. Here are the steps to buying a house for the first time, plus some valuable lessons that I learned firsthand.
Should You Buy Supplemental Health Insurance? Is Medical Gap Insurance Really Worth It?
Healthcare costs are going up. What if you can’t afford the deductible or monthly premium? Medical gap insurance (or supplemental health insurance) helps with that!
How Do I Sell My Car? 3 Simple Things You Should Do To Sell A Used Car
When it came time to sell my car, these are the tips that I personally used. Hey, it worked for me!
Before Buying A New Car, Here Are Some Important Things To Consider…
We are in the process of buying a new car. It’s been awhile since we’ve purchased a new vehicle, so I set out to do some research first. I’m sharing the info here, with the hope that it will be helpful to others who are also in the market to buy a new or used vehicle.
Credit Cards & Credit Scores
Little-Known Facts About Secured Credit Cards
If you’ve been thinking about getting a secured credit card you’ll want to know some basic info about getting a secured credit card and how they’re different from an unsecured credit card. If you need to improve your credit score which is the best option for you? Wondering if you should cancel your secured credit card? Have no fear… I’ve got the answers to your questions.
Credit Card Emergency: When Is It Okay To Use Credit Cards For Emergencies?
Do you have one credit card JUST for emergencies? Here’s what really qualifies as an emergency — what you should and should not use your credit card for.
Pros & Cons Of Prepaid Debit Cards vs Bank Debit Cards vs Credit Cards
Been considering a prepaid debit card to replace your credit cards or debit cards that are backed by a bank? Here are the pros and cons of regular credit cards, regular debit cards, and prepaid debit cards. Would you believe that prepaid debit cards are actually cheaper?! I know you’ll find this information helpful if you’re looking for the best prepaid cards out there today.
Budgeting & Debt Relief
Which Tax Papers To Keep + Tips For Organizing 7 Years Of Support Documentation For Your Taxes
Each year around tax time, I go through all of our personal receipts, bank statements, household utilities, and medical bills/receipts in an attempt to stay organized. Here are some of the time-saving tips I use to keep all of our personal, household, and tax info organized. Plus tips for how long and which tax papers to keep.
Homeowner Tax Credits For Using Energy-Efficient Products
Even if you haven’t been planning on remodeling or upgrading your home, now is definitely the time to take a serious look at the possibilities. These tax incentives will go a long way in stretching your budget and will not only pay you back now through tax credits and refunds, but they will continue to pay you back as you save energy in the future!
Last-Minute Income Tax Tips For Individuals, Families & Small Businesses
The key to lowering your tax liability is to reduce your adjusted income to its lowest possible amount. Here are some ways to do that, plus great last-minute tax tips for all you procrastinators!
Ponzi Scheme Warning Signs You Should Look For
In a tough economy, more and more people are falling prey to Ponzi schemes in hopes of making easy money. Most don’t understand that the “easy money” they are going after is indeed a faulty scheme and they are the innocent victim. They fail to see the warning signs of a Ponzi scheme.