6 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

6 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

You know space is at a premium when your laptop is bigger than your stovetop. If you are considering expanding your footprint from 700-square-foot apartment to a 2,000-square-foot one-story house, here are some tips to help get you there.

How to Save for an Emergency Fund

How to Save for an Emergency Fund

Life is unpredictable. You could lose your job tomorrow or your car could require a very pricey repair next week. While there’s nothing you can do to stop these unpleasant surprises, you can make sure you’re financially prepared to meet any challenge that comes your way. Make setting up an emergency fund one of your financial goals for 2014.

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Tax Season

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Tax Season

If you usually receive a refund after filing your taxes, it’s a good bet you’re ready to jump out of the gate. No expected refund? You probably procrastinate. Whether you hurry or worry, the tax filing deadline waits for no one. Here are five ways to make the process hurt less.

The ABCs of Debt Consolidation

The ABCs of Debt Consolidation

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of debt that has crept into your financial life, it may be time to re-learn your ABCs—the ABCs of debt consolidation. Paying down your debt can be easier than you might think, as long as you follow a few simple steps. Avoiding additional debt, being wary of scams and creating a plan to achieve financial solvency can help you get control of your finances and get back on track.

10 Ways to Improve Your Finances

10 Ways to Improve Your Finances

If you're one of those people who embrace New Year's resolutions, improving your financial status might be one of the biggies.  Getting your financial health in order is one resolution that you will reap benefits from from years to come. Here 10 ways that you can start today and get on track to a better--and more financially savvy-- version of you.