Furnishing Your First Home

The last few months of your life you may have been bombarded with paperwork, relators and walking through homes that you may have loved and some that didn’t quite fit your personality. Buying or renting your first place outside of your parent’s home or college apartment can be a very exciting time. There are endless possibilities right in front of you, and you may be feeling a little lost. Continue reading


Avoid Going Broke On Your Next Road Trip

Are you ready for your next vacation? Driving can be a less costly alternative to get to your destination, but you can also run into some money traps. Here are a few things you can prepare for while out on the road. Continue reading


Is Your Child Ready for His or Her First Phone?

It used to be that getting a driver’s license was the official milestone when freedom and the race toward growing up began. Today, thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology, the timeline has accelerated—having a phone to call your own is the new first step toward independence. Continue reading


Protecting Yourself from Fraud

Cyber Security Finger on ButtonIt only takes a few seconds to lose a wallet or purse and all the precious information held inside. Unfortunately, not everyone will be so kind to turn that lost wallet over to the rightful owner. While wallets and purses are still stolen today, thieves are getting smarter and are frequently stealing your credit and debit card information electronically. Continue reading


6 Rules for Using Gift Funds For Your New Home

box with key and bowIf you are ready to purchase a home, it is time to consider which resources you will use towards the down payment and closing costs of your future home. Gift funds can make a huge difference in covering the cost of expenses linked with a home purchase, especially the down payment and closing costs. Continue reading