Marriage & Family

Four Important Financial Lessons Your Kids Need to Hear

When starting off your kids on the road to good credit, there’s a lot to learn. Credit isn’t one of those things you’re born knowing about – and managing your money is much the same. To get an understanding of its importance (and save them the many mistakes of learning the hard way), it’s vital […]

  • Jun 08, 2016

How Can Credit Affect Your Relationships?

The advent of Valentine’s Day means more than just a time to celebrate love (and boxed chocolates), it’s also a time to think about the ways that relationships affect all the parts of your life – including your financial life. Every year, there are stories on the costs of being in a relationship. But, rather […]

  • Feb 10, 2016

What Would You Do If Someone Asked You To Cosign A Loan?

What would you do if a friend or family member asked you to cosign a loan? Before you answer, make sure you understand what your obligations could be. When you cosign a loan, you’re agreeing to repay the lender if the primary borrower defaults. You’ll be assuming the debt and all the credit implications associated […]

  • Feb 25, 2015

Divorcing? Protect Your Credit

Is it time for you to consciously uncouple? You’re not alone. As you prepare to start the process, know that you’ll be separating the parts of many layers of your life, certainly to include your assets and finances. While it may not mean that both parties can maintain the same level of accustomed lifestyle, you can still […]

  • Feb 23, 2015

How Can Divorce Impact Your Credit?

Divorce ends a marriage but it does not instantly dissolve all financial connections. When you’re going through the emotional turmoil of a divorce, the impact on your credit may be the last thing on your mind. It’s important, however, to understand how divorce may affect your credit. In many cases, your divorce settlement will decide […]

  • Feb 20, 2015

Explore Your Options When Preparing to Pay for College

The benefits of a college education are hard to refute. College graduates earn more than workers with only a high school diploma, their earnings increase faster, and they’re much more likely to be employed, according to research by the College Board. The question isn’t whether a college degree will be worth the investment of time and […]

  • Feb 06, 2015

Debt Management After Death of a Spouse

The death of a spouse is one of the most emotionally devastating experiences you can go through. The loss of a mate will also inevitably affect your finances. Many factors will determine how the death affects your money and credit, including whether your spouse had life insurance, any outstanding debts, assets and a clear will. […]

  • Feb 04, 2015

Cosigning for a Student Loan

Student loan cosigners use their good credit to help someone else borrow money for education. The cosigner is just as responsible for the loan as the student is.

  • Oct 08, 2014

Build Your Credit While Waiting for the Right Time to Buy

There are a number of reasons why you might be waiting for the right time to buy your first home. But if it’s because you don’t have enough information to create a credit score yet, and you’re currently renting, there may be good news. A new study conducted by Experian RentBureau shows that, for some […]

  • Sep 10, 2014

7 Ways to Cut the Cost of Groceries

You might be able to spend less on groceries to help your budget and finances, but how? Here are a few ideas to cut your grocery bill.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Evaluating the Costs of Pet Ownership

Pet ownership is a long-term commitment that isn’t always easy on the wallet. Understand the costs before bringing home a new pet.

  • Oct 07, 2013