You may feel compelled to file for bankruptcy in order to eliminate debt. However, the truth about bankruptcy is that it’s not necessarily a fresh start. Instead, it’s an easy way out with some potential future problems over the longterm. Here are some of the issues you are likely to face if you file for bankruptcy.
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!
Before storing valuables in a bank safe deposit box, here are 5 pros + 5 cons about safety deposit boxes. Plus what you should AND shouldn’t keep there.
Just getting started in the workforce? Don’t make a lot of income? Opening a MyRA is a safe & smart way to start a retirement account on your own!
Taking a year off before college is becoming popular in the U.S. but parents don’t always understand. Here are 4 ways students benefit by taking a gap year.
A payday loan is a short-term high-interest loan. Fees are high if you don’t repay the loan on the day of your next paycheck.7 better ways to get cash fast.
When it came time to sell my car, these are the tips that I personally used. Hey, it worked for me!
Have debt collectors have been contacting you? Not sure what to do? These 3 tips will get you out of stressful situations when dealing with debt collectors.
If you’re closing a credit card, make sure you follow these steps or your credit rating could be affected. Here’s how to cancel a credit card properly.
These weren’t written as personal finance books, but they contain a wealth of information & tips that are unique, motivational, and extremely helpful with personal finance matters.
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.
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.
Parents, if you want your child to go to college — and your child wants to go to — it CAN be done. Here are 8 great options when you can’t afford college!
Being unemployed comes with a lot of uncertainties. However, simply because you’re jobless doesn’t mean that you can’t keep a handle your finances during this time. Here are 5 ways to stay on top of your finances when you’re unemployed… with debt.
Debt relief ads are everywhere. And they’re even more noticeable when you’re in debt and you’re paying attention to people talking about debt. However, debt relief scams are everywhere. Here’s what you should look for in order to avoid falling prey to a debt relief scam.
Roommates can make a lot of things easier including making it easier to pay your monthly house payment! However, roommates aren’t for everyone. Here are some things to think about before you try to find a roommate.
Retirement money vs college money… As parents, we often put our children’s needs and desires ahead of our own — even if it means putting ourselves at risk. Our children’s education is no exception. We will sacrifice and put aside money for our kids’ college education, even if it means that we are not saving for our own retirement. Many experts advise against this.
Many people have come close to becoming homeless, but they found alternatives to being homeless just in the nick of time. This is what I would like to address. While you may have to give up your house and life as you know it, you don’t have to become homeless. Here are 7 ways to lower your housing costs.
Bad credit student loans aren’t that difficult to come by. Here’s everything you need to know about the ways to get a student loan when your credit isn’t the best.
See if you are paying too much for auto insurance and how to make your payments even lower! This quiz includes a thorough explanation of the answers in order to help you lower your auto insurance premiums and save money.
After you’ve determined how you’re going to pay for college and then you actually start your college education, it’s time to turn your attention to getting the biggest bang for your buck from the time that you spend there. Here’s how to get your money’s worth from the time you spend in college.
The average life expectancy of most cars is about 8 years and 150,000 miles. If a vehicle makes it to 200,000 miles, you are riding on borrowed time and the car is paying you back. Here are the best tips I’ve found to make your car last longer.
I learned a lot from my parents about money. Or rather, I should say, I learned about how NOT to handle money. My plan is to NOT pass these financial disorders on to my own kids. Here are all the best tips for teaching kids about money.
If you have consistent, predictable, medical expenses that are already a part of your monthly budget, you can save money by NOT paying tax those medical expenses. By taking advantage of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you get tax-free health care!
Common sense tells us that it’s cheaper to pay for items with cash than with credit cards and loans. But just how much cheaper is a cash method of payment? Here are some interesting facts to get you thinking about using cash whenever possible.