Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace
November 27, 2013

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

  With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, and the already intimidating nature of insurance, navigating the health insurance marketplace can be a confusing, intimidating and even scary experience. If the world of PPOs, premiums and deductibles leaves you scratching your head, take a look at the tips below to help you make the […]

Teens and Cars: a Teen Driving Safety Guide for Parents
November 21, 2013

Teens and Cars: a Teen Driving Safety Guide for Parents

While many parents may dread it, many teenagers look forward to getting their driver’s license and the freedom it brings. Driving also brings responsibility with it, which some teenagers fail to understand. The rate of traffic accidents for teenager drivers is higher than for any group of people. Over 3,000 teenagers between the ages of […]

401k Alternative
October 30, 2013

5 Alternatives To The 401k

  So your employer doesn’t offer a 401k. While there are several obvious benefits to this common retirement plan (including easy set up and the possibility of matching contributions from your employer), that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck when it comes to saving for retirement. Here are five alternatives to the traditional and […]

Travel Finances
October 7, 2013

10 Ways to Protect Your Finances While Traveling

Vacation is a time to unplug and relax, but that doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to drop the ball on financial security. From maintaining a tight travel budget to protecting yourself from credit fraud, theft and missed bills, it’s important to head into your next trip with a smart financial protection plan. Here are 10 […]

Allowance Apps
September 18, 2013

Pay Up! 5 Allowance Apps for Parents

Last week we shared an interesting set of stats on allowance in the United States. If you’re one of the 61% of parents that pay your child an allowance, you know that one of the hardest parts of the process is consistency. Whether that means having small bills on hand, holding kids accountable for chores, […]

Home Improvement Apps
August 5, 2013

6 Apps To Guide You Through Your Next Home Improvement Project

Ever find yourself wandering the aisles of the hardware store, not quite sure what it is you need to tackle that next home improvement project? Data shows that preventative and aesthetic home improvement projects have a high return on investment, but these tasks aren’t always as intuitive as we’d like them to be. Luckily, no […]

July 29, 2013

That Fix-Up Cost How Much? 5 Ways to Vet Your Handyman

A few weeks back we talked about which home improvement projects are DIY-able, and which are better left to the professionals. Whether for safety reasons or because you just don’t have the time or skillset to complete a project, sometimes you’re just better off hiring a trained handyman. But just because you find a plumber, […]

Home Energy Cost
July 22, 2013

9 Ways to Save on Energy Costs

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical American family spends $2,000 per year on utility bills. That’s a lot of cash, but the good news is, you can lower this amount by up to 25% with a few energy efficiency tweaks. No doubt you’ve seen commercials for energy efficient washers, […]

Millennials Take the App Approach to Retirement Planning
July 19, 2013

Retirement Planning Tips for Millennials, Gen X-ers & Boomers

What’s the best tool out there to help you plan for retirement? That depends – are you a Boomer, a Gen X-er or a Millennial? According to a recent survey from the American United Life Insurance Company, the preferred resources for retirement preparation rely heavily on age. Here’s a breakdown of which tools various age […]

Home Improvement Safety
July 15, 2013

Savings vs. Safety: 3 Home Projects to Think Twice About DIY-ing

Home improvement and repair costs can stack up quickly, and oftentimes they come when you least expect them. Tackling the problem yourself can be an affordable alternative to calling a repairman, and many Americans are doing so. But before you pick up that hammer, be sure to consider the risks, from legal to safety to […]