Personal Finance

How to Assess your Year End Finances
December 12, 2014

How to Assess your Year End Finances

  The end of the year is a great time to look back, take stock, and evaluate your finances before you push ahead into financial planning for next year. Looking at a whole year’s finances can be overwhelming, but it is an absolutely essential step when building a solid personal financial plan. What are the […]

Take Steps to Organize Your Finances
November 28, 2014

Take Steps to Organize Your Finances

Now is the time to organize your finances. Check out our infographic guide to financial organization.  

Financial Planning for Couples
October 8, 2014

Financial Planning for Couples

  Financial planning for one person is complicated enough. When you get into a long-term relationship with someone else, you may want to merge your finances. What do you need to know about finances before you take the plunge into a longterm relationship? We examine financial planning for couples. Ann Arceo, President of Savvy Duo […]

Infographic: The Cost of Heading Back to School
August 20, 2014

Infographic: The Cost of Heading Back to School

Families with K–12 children will spend an average of $699.28 on back-to-school shopping in 2014. What are families spending the most on and how can they work to cut those costs?  

The Lifespan of Common Items (& When You Should Replace Them)
August 11, 2014

The Lifespan of Common Items (& When You Should Replace Them)

No matter what your financial situation is, chances are you’re concerned with getting your money’s worth whenever you make a purchase. Unfortunately, ensuring that you get your money’s worth can often involve using an item long past its prime. We spoke with some experts to find out the lifespans of common items and determine when […]

Financial Advice I Wish I Would’ve Known in My 20s
July 30, 2014

Financial Advice I Wish I Would’ve Known in My 20s

How many times have you caught yourself saying “If only I’d known then what I know now,” especially when it comes to financial matters? You’re not alone. Whether it pertains to debt, credit or savings, there’s always at least one piece of advice that you wish you’d known 10, 20 or 30 years earlier. As […]

6 Service Charges You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate
July 28, 2014

6 Service Charges You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

Long gone are the days of being able to haggle, barter and negotiate with others over the price of goods and services. For the most part, you only encounter these scenarios when traveling abroad or dealing one-on-one with a seller. We bargain-hunt for most of the goods we purchase, but we’ve resigned ourselves to the […]

How to Dispute Charges Effectively
July 23, 2014

How to Dispute Charges Effectively

How many times have you opened a statement at the end of the month, only to find a charge that you don’t remember making? It can be a scary and unnerving experience, and you might feel ill-prepared to call the company and dispute the charges. The good news is that you can prepare for this […]

6 Often-Overlooked but Important Types of Insurance
June 25, 2014

6 Often-Overlooked but Important Types of Insurance

June 28 is Insurance Awareness Day. Although insurance has been on all of our minds lately, largely due to the Affordable Care Act, there are certain types of insurance policies that are often overlooked. Despite this, they can be just as important as a standard healthcare plan. What are they? We spoke with some experts […]

There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch:12 Money Myths (& Facts)
June 17, 2014

There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch:12 Money Myths (& Facts)

Let’s debunk some common money sayings and myths.