How to Talk to Your Spouse about Money

by Erica Starr 11. February 2015
They say that money can’t buy happiness. While that may be true, the topic of finances in relationships can often be the pace car in how far your relationship is going to sail or not sail into the sunset. “Money problems” is still a front runner in the leading causes of divorce in the United States and has remained there for decades. A 2009 study found that couples who disagree over money once a week are 30% more likely to part ways than couples who have those same disagreemen... [More]

The Bank of Mom and Dad: When to Shut It Down

by Sara Seeger 5. February 2015
No formal application, no interest, and no credit history check- sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? In most cases, this describes the Bank of Mom and Dad. Too often, parents are left in a financial dilemma by giving out zero interest loans to their children, or in some cases, just giving out free money. As parents, you want to give your children the world and help them through all stages of life. Ultimately, there comes a time when the support you give your kids needs to shift from financia... [More]

How to Build Good Credit: 5 Steps for College Grads

by Renee' Anderson 3. February 2015
Congratulations on making it through college! Now it’s time to get yourself together. Once you have a full-time job lined up, you should focus your attention on your financial future. Sounds grown up, huh?! It’s really not that complicated. Building good credit is an important part of your finances. Here are five steps to take towards your goal: 1) Become an authorized user on your parents’ credit card account. This doesn’t mean your parents have to hand over their credit... [More]


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