Whether you have recently graduated or it has been a few years, you may be wondering whether or not you should consolidate your student loans. If you have received your student loan balance statement and felt completely overwhelmed by it, you are not alone in the conquest. In fact, the average student loan debt is right around $35,000 per student upon graduation.Read More
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Brittney from Britt and the Benjamins is currently well on her way to having $250,000 in net worth by the end of the year and she has a solid plan in place to get there! In this interview, she shares her philosophies on money, how she stays motivated with her finances and building wealth and also, how she rewards herself for meeting her goals - because that's important too!Read More
Ah yes bad money habits - buying expensive coffee every day, eating lunch out or eating junk food every day, buying clothes all the time that you never wear etc. We've all had one bad money habit or the other and perhaps even currently have them but what is the true cost of these bad habits when it comes our finances?Read More
Jasmine has gone from not having a savings account at all, to becoming very passionate about saving money. She has saved over $8,000 in 7 months and is focused on continuing to grow her savings. Today, she is sharing her progress with us!Read More
Ready to put your money to work for you? $500 is a great amount to start with! Yes, $500 is not a ton of money but it’s definitely enough to get something started and when it comes to investing, you don’t need to be a millionaire to get your foot in the door.Read More
Tax time is a highly anticipated time of the year for those who know they'll be getting a refund. It's also a time when it's very easy to get carried away after receiving that refund check or deposit, however, it's important you have a plan in place so you are using your tax refund wisely.Read More
Flanice has paid $40,000 in student debt, saved $100,000 for retirement and become an avid investor - all of which she started on a $37,000 salary. She has built up some serious willpower to stay disciplined and focused on her financial goals and in this interview, she shares her tips and tricks on how she paid off her student loan debt, saves for retirement and plans her investments - All things that you can start doing too!Read More
Economies are cyclical and that means they go through periods of expansion and economic growth, which can go on for several years, and periods of decline also known as recessions or in more severe situations, depressions. Some major implications that come with recessions include job losses and unemployment, drop in real estate values and the decline of investment values.Read More
Credit success is an important part of your overall financial well being because not only can your credit score affect the types of financing you qualify for and the interest rates you get (e.g. buying a home), it can also affect your employment and housing. So in honor of National Financial Literacy Month, I'm sharing the answers to 4 important credit questions that I asked Capital One Managing Vice President, Jennifer Jackson, to help you better position yourself to achieve credit success and maintain good credit habits over the long term. Enjoy!Read More