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...

Share Your Savings Goal and Win $1000 in the #ImSavingFor Contest

#ImSavingFor Contest To celebrate the upcoming America Saves Week (Feb. 27-March 4, 2017), America Saves is launching the #ImSavingFor contest. It’s easy to enter. Just share a short video of your savings story, or a picture of you and what you are saving for and...