7 Home Reno’s That Will Increase Your Resale Value Big Time

You want to make the most money possible when it comes time to sell your home. The way to do that is by improving and updating the things in your home that buyers look for the most. We compiled this list for those looking to boost their resale value. It’s important to focus on the renovation projects that will net … Read More

10 Tips for Living Large while Going Small

With rent rising and family sizes decreasing, millennials have started to opt for smaller alternatives when it comes to real estate. Maybe the trend came from IKEA showrooms, the micro-housing wave, or simply from growing accustomed to sharing apartments with one too many people. The fact remains: people may want to pay for smaller, but they still want to live … Read More

Americans Remain Concerned About Credit Card Debt

Americans are growing more concerned about their credit card balances, according to a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) poll, which revealed that 69 percent of the respondents are most unsure or worried about paying down credit card debt. “Credit cards are a useful and effective financial tool for those who keep their balances under control,” says Bruce McClary, … Read More

5 Bank Accounts Every Family Should Have

Having all of your family’s money in one bank account can make keeping track of your money easier, but it might not help your family meet its financial goals. Instead of one big fund for everything — such as a checking account — you might be better equipped to meet several small financial goals with multiple bank accounts. If you’re … Read More

Keeping Up with the Joneses: Tips to Add Value with Curb Appeal

Want to stand out in your neighborhood? At the very least, you don’t want to be known as the crusty neighbor who doesn’t maintain their outdoor space. Here are some quick and easy ways to increase your curb appeal and keep up with the Joneses:Wash It Clean: The simplest and easiest way to spruce up the appearance of your house … Read More

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

  Improving your credit score can be one of the best things you can do for your finances. A high credit score can lead to lower interest rates on home loans and better credit card rewards.Getting an excellent credit score isn’t too difficult if you have good credit habits. Here are four easy ways to improve your credit score: 1. … Read More

A Game Plan for Buying Home Insurance

Before you sign on the dotted line, take the following factors into consideration when purchasing homeowners insurance in order to make sure you’re getting the best rate and proper coverage: Things to ask: How far away is the property from a fire department? Is it a professional or a volunteer-based establishment? Home insurance is bound to be less expensive for … Read More

4 Fundamentals of Hosting

In theory, we’re all about entertaining. That is until the dreading begins. Who wants to clean up after guests? Spend countless hours making arrangements for their arrival? Rush through the day of the event to the point where the event is over and you don’t even recall attending? No one, that’s who.But before you go bolt-locking your front door, just … Read More