10 Tips to Organize and Unclutter Paper from Your Life

September 11, 2018 Do you ever feel like you are drowning in paper? Your dining room table is covered, your hand bag is filled with receipts, or your credenza is swimming with old Christmas cards. Whatever the source may be, paper clutter is one mess of a problem. If...

Compare the Costs: Buying a New Car vs. a Used Car

While buying new cars is enticing, you should take a cold, hard look at how much you could save over time by buying used cars instead. The average person owns 13 cars in a lifetime, each costing an average of $30,000, according to a report by the National Automobile...

How Large of a 401(k) Balance Do You Really Need

Recently, I read an article that questioned how some people could build million dollar plus 401(k) balances. Someone might need a $1 million plus balance depending upon assumptions about lifespan and budgets. However, I don’t believe that everyone needs to make the...

How to Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt

How to Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt So, can you buy your dream house if you have student loan debt? The common wisdom is bleak: student loans are preventing borrowers everywhere from living The American Dream. It doesn't have to be that way, however....

Your Mobile Identity & It’s Worth

Your Mobile Identity & It’s Worth A few decades ago identity theft emerged as a headline news-making crime. At that time, law enforcement agencies struggled with how to find a criminal who used someone else’s identity, and then with how to charge someone with the...

Financial Mistakes at Any Age

Financial Mistakes at Any Age There’s a saying that with age comes wisdom, but this may not always be true in the financial world. As we move through different life stages, there are new opportunities – and potential pitfalls – around every corner. Let’s take a look...

Teaching Our Youth the Value of a Dollar: Ask Why, Before You Buy

Teaching Our Youth the Value of a Dollar Ask Why, Before You Buy   Taking your children to the grocery store, let alone the toy store or department store is never a parent’s favorite task. So many new, attractive things to see and touch…and buy! If you ask any parent,...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a House

This is the full version of the article featured on our Newsletter, from Today.com, published on May. 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM - by Lia Wiedemann Buying a house can be confusing, overwhelming and expensive by the time buyers get the keys, but putting rent payments toward a...

What to Know About Home Equity Loans

If you’re a homeowner, you have a powerful tool in your financial arsenal: the home equity loan. Home equity loans allow some consumers to borrow a large amount of money relatively easily and cheaply. But they aren’t right for all situations. Here’s a bit more about...

Reasons to get a Personal Loan

With only a few days left to take advantage of our low rate Personal Loan, we put together a helpful list of reasons you may need this great deal! 10. Pay Off Credit Cards This is a common use for a personal loan. You borrow enough to pay off multiple bills or credit...