Stop Stressing About Your Credit Score, Read Your Report

Stop Stressing About Your Credit Score, Read Your Report

Credit scores get all the press in the world of personal finance – quite literally. You constantly hear stories about 800+ scores, or how the scoring system may be changing, or how to improve your score, or what hurts your score or why you should even care about your...
Trend Spotting: What Is Early Retirement?

Trend Spotting: What Is Early Retirement?

Retirement doesn’t need to mean working until 65, diligently contributing to a 401k and then playing golf and indulging in all those vacations you put off until your twilight years. In fact, one of the newest money movements sweeping the U.S. is Financial Independence...
How To Afford Wedding Season This Summer

How To Afford Wedding Season This Summer

KEY POINTS Shop for registries on weekends. Know when to say “no”. Save in a different account from your checking account. You open your mailbox and there it is, an oversized, cream-colored envelope with a heart stamp. It’s your fourth one of these this...
How To Plan A Bachelor or Bachelorette Party on a Budget

How To Plan A Bachelor or Bachelorette Party on a Budget

KEY POINTS Make sure to have a financial buffer. Send travel dates and predicted costs to guests early. Select a destination that minimizes travel costs. If movies and TV shows have taught us anything over the years, it’s that the bachelor and bachelorette parties are...


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