A Girl Can Dream Right? But I Don’t Dream of a Luxury Car

Do you ever get bitten by the ugly green monster of jealousy? It doesn’t happen to me very often but when one of my co-workers recently upgraded to a brand new Cadillac Escalade, I felt jealousy wash over me. How can she afford such a car? I thought. Wow, she must make a lot more […]

5 Costs You Can Avoid When Moving to a New House

Purchasing your home is a milestone in every person’s life. Finalizing and buying the house, packing up all of your belongings from your parent’s house, college or apartment, moving it and arranging it in your brand new home can be extremely exciting. Unfortunately, moving to a new house also means racking up tons of costs. […]

Learning To Drive Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive! 5 Tips To Help You Along The Way

You may well approach the process of learning how to drive by fearing that it will be expensive. However, that does not have to be the case. In fact you will be surprised at how much money you can save by taking on boards some simple-but-effective advice. Here are five top tips to help you […]

How to Cover Sudden Expenses With No Emergency Fund

Have you ever found yourself slapped with a sudden expense but had no money on hand, or no emergency fund? If you live paycheck to paycheck, then you know the feeling. It’s a horrible feeling when you’re short on cash and are expected to make payments on necessary bills. Bills that have strict due dates […]

What Services to Expect From Your Banker

I’ve been thinking about switching banks lately as my current bank has cut back on or eliminated a lot of my favorite services and the fees they charge have gone up significantly in recent years. Which bank you use can play a huge role in all your finances, so you should expect nothing less than […]

How to Make Sure You Hire the Right Accountant

Tax day is almost here! If you felt stumped by your taxes this year, maybe it’s time to consider hiring an accountant, such as CliftonLarsonAllen, for next year. If you’ve never hired an accountant before, or if your past experiences with accountants were not the best, you may feel unsure of yourself in picking a […]

How to Get Money When your Credit is Horrible

It seems to be a proven fact; you need money and can’t get it when you need it the most. This could be due to not having enough income or unexpected bills. Whatever the case, a loan could be the answer. However, how do you get this loan when your credit is horrible? Let’s uncover […]

Financial Planning Reduces the Unexpected

In an ideal world there are no nasty surprises. Families would be able to go through life with enough income to pay their bills, enjoy a holiday or two, and then when retirement comes around there would be sufficient funds to provide for a comfortable old age. Sadly, life is rarely that simple. The recent […]

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Currently, paying off debt is my main focus, but there have been a few different times I was glad I had a “baby” emergency fund in place. One time was when I need to do repairs on my car so I could keep driving it to get to work, ya know so I could keep […]

How Safe is Your New Home?

Whether you are buying a home to live in or buying one because you want to use it as an investment property, a good neighborhood is one of the most important considerations. Although focusing on location before property appears to be counterintuitive, and it is not what most people do, there is sound logic to […]