What You Need to Know before Buying Your First Car

by Sara Seeger 9. December 2014
You are finally prepared to trade in that hand-me-down car your parents gave you (that has seen much better days) and grab your own four-wheeled automobile. But where do you start? It doesn’t matter who you are, your first-time car buying experience can be filled with uncertainty and misunderstanding. To help unclutter some confusion, we have come up with six steps on what to do when buying your first car. The following steps will help you determine how much “car” you can affor... [More]

How Student Loans Can Affect Your Credit Score

by Roberta Pescow 5. November 2014
College graduation celebrates past accomplishments and upcoming adventures. It’s also the point when paying off student loans becomes a tangible financial obligation rather than a future burden. Once you start paying, you’ll feel the effect on your budget immediately. But what may not be apparent is how this debt affects your credit score, which will have long-term effects on almost all areas of your life. Establishing Good Credit When it comes to your credit rating, student loans ca... [More]

Is It Good Debt or Bad Debt?

by Spencer Tierney 29. October 2014
Most people borrow money at some point in their lives, but many may not realize that having the right kind of debt – and paying it off as promised – can show money management smarts rather than poor spending habits. Here’s how to sort the good from the bad when it comes to owing money. What is good debt? Think of good debt as an essential element to making substantial purchases you can’t otherwise afford now but should help you produce value later, such as paying for coll... [More]


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