Something most rags-to riches stories have in common is that a good budget is always needed to help anyone achieve financial security. If you want to significantly improve your credit, you have to learn how to pace your spending and increase your savings. No matter how much money you have, there will always be something […]
One of the biggest expenses you’ll have to make over the years as a homeowner is to keep your property repaired and well maintained. When something breaks or a wall needs a new coat of paint, the question arises: Do it yourself or get a professional to do it for you?
Hosting parties can be a lot of fun and is often required in our society. There are wedding parties, birthdays, holiday celebration and many more occasions when you will be required to pay for the entertainment of your friends and family. Everyone who has ever hosted a party will know that it actually costs quite […]
Going to college is one of the most expensive spending the average US citizen will ever had to do. On top of tuition costs, most students will have to move to another city and survive unemployed for a few years. Add to that the cost of having fun during those exciting and important college years […]
In the Top Budget Hacks series of articles, we’ll discuss thrifty ways of preserving your quality of life, without having to spend as much on expensive luxuries, like our cars, homes and college funds. This first article is all about our beloved means of transportation: the automobile.
People with the best credit scores (750 and above) have seven habits in common. Contrary to what you may believe, these “high scorers” are not necessarily wealthy, not always employed in a profession and not, by default, high net worth individuals. Chances are you have highly creditworthy people in your circle of friends. The habits […]
More than two years ago, Dominique posted this excellent piece on personal financial tools. However, time has continued its relentless march, and we thought taking a second look at these offerings might be worthwhile. Additionally, we’ll touch on a few noteworthy advancements that have come along in the ever-evolving world of technology. We’ll begin with […]
It is a wise choice to prepare college funds for your kids from when they are still babies. The average student in the US needs to pay around $9000 every year, but certain 4-year schools might demand from $22,000 to $33,000. Most kids end up having to take up student loans, which they have to […]