For many, the new year is the right time to make a big career change. And for you, it may be the perfect time to take the first step in starting your own business.As such a big decision – regardless of the process you follow and the path you take – i ...

ChrisB created new blog entry How to Handle the Rising Costs of Utilities in Your Money 2 months ago

With so much to think about from a budgeting perspective, it’s easy for some monthly expenses to slip through the cracks. For many people, this means utilities.It’s easy to take utilities for granted, as you assume that you’ll always have access to w ...

With 2019 coming to an end, it’s a good time to turn your attention to the new year. This means many things in regards to your finances, with most people realizing the importance of reviewing their retirement plan and adjusting it as necessary. Ther ...

In general terms, a personal loan is a fixed amount of money that you borrow at a fixed interest rate for a predetermined period of time. Furthermore, it’s typically an unsecured loan, meaning you don’t have to put up any collateral in order to recei ...

ChrisB created new blog entry 5 Ways to Save on Car Insurance in 2020 in Insurance 5 months ago

With 2019 winding down, there’s no better time than now to turn your attention to the new year. As 2020 inches closer, it makes sense to review your budget with an eye toward saving money. Did your car insurance premium creep higher this year? Are y ...

ChrisB created new blog entry 7 Credit Card Resources Worth Reading in Credit Cards 7 months ago

Are you happy with your current credit card? Are you on the search for something new? Do you have big plans for eliminating your credit card debt in the near future? Regardless of your situation, it’s nice to know there’s always somewhere to turn fo ...

There is a lot that goes into starting a small business, with the financial side of doing so requiring plenty of attention. In a perfect scenario, you’d have all the money you need to start and grow your business from the ground up. But, even if thi ...

Comparing credit cards is both easier and more difficult than ever before. On the plus side, there are two things working in your favor: •    The large number of credit card offers to compare and choose from•    The ability to gather information on ...

There are many reasons to consider a business loan. While it may sound like the perfect idea, this is a big financial decision that will affect your business on many levels. Before you wholeheartedly decide in favor of a business loan, here are some ...

ChrisB created new blog entry 5 Things to do With Your Next Bonus Check in Your Money 8 months ago

Do you typically receive at least one bonus check from your employer every year? Do you often struggle when deciding how to use the money? It’s not always easy to decide how to use a bonus check, but this is a good problem to have. If you need a pus ...

ChrisB created new blog entry How Much Should You Spend on a New Car? in Buying a Car 8 months ago

According to analysts at Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States is hovering around $37,500. Even if you’re willing to spend this much on a new car – or more – it doesn’t mean you should make a foolish ...

ChrisB created new blog entry How to Save Money on a Rental Car in Your Money 8 months ago

With summer vacation season in full swing, you may find yourself scouring car rental websites in search of the best deal. There are several key steps you can take to save money, thus leaving more cash in your budget for more exciting purchases. •    ...

It doesn’t matter if you’re starting or growing a business, there’s likely to come a point when you need a cash infusion. Some companies have enough money in the bank to handle all their financial needs. Others turn to credit cards and investors to ...

Congratulations, you’re under contract to purchase a new home. While you’re not at the finish line yet, you can see it in the distance. If you have a home inspection contingency in your contract, which is something you should strongly consider, you ...

Building credit for the first time can be both exciting and stressful. On the plus side, you’re ready to take this big step in your financial life. Conversely, you have some concerns about the moves you’re making and the short and long-term impact. ...

Maybe you’re dreaming of a new kitchen. Or maybe it’s time to put an addition on your home. Perhaps you want to finish your basement. Regardless of the home improvement project you’re planning, there may be one thing standing in your way: money. Ev ...

Do you remember the days when every cell phone carrier was clamoring for your business? From a free phone to a variety of monthly perks, they were willing to do whatever it took to make you happy. However, as cell phones became more popular, this al ...

Do you have poor credit? Are you struggling to build a credit history? Do you have concerns about ever qualifying for a credit card? Despite your stress, there are things you can do to put yourself on the right path. For example, a secured credit ca ...

ChrisB created new blog entry What are the Benefits of a Short-term Loan? in Your Money 9 months ago

With so many types of loans to consider, you should feel confident in your ability to find the one that’s best for you, your finances, and your goals. A short-term loan is often overlooked, but there are times when this is the perfect solution. Here ...

ChrisB created new blog entry Don’t Have 20 Percent for a Down Payment? in Credit Cards 10 months ago

When buying a home, a variety of financial questions and concerns will move to the forefront. While there are many numbers to keep in mind, 20 percent will come up time after time. This is the magic number when it comes to a minimum down payment.Basi ...