5 Smart Ways to Use Your Home Equity

When was the last time you checked the value of your house? With the recent surge in demand since the start of the COVID pandemic, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that overall house prices are up 17 percent since last year. This means for the average homeowner likely has tens of thousands of... Continue Reading →

11 Ways Parents Can Plan to Pay for College

Parents who are planning to help put their children through college have a big task on their hands. Not only does the average price of a full year of college in-state and with room and board currently cost approximately $25,487 per year, but they'll also have to balance other competing financial priorities like saving for... Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Keep Yourself Out of Debt

Do you often struggle with debt or find yourself sinking deeper into it with each passing year? At least 77 percent of American households have at least some type of debt, and the average amount per adult is $58,604. Debt is something that can certainly keep you from reaching financial freedom. As long as you're... Continue Reading →

What is Good Debt vs Bad Debt?

Did you know that not all debt is the same? Just like there are "good fats" and "bad fats", there are also good and bad forms of debt. And knowing the difference between the two can make a big impact on which ones you try to avoid or pay off first. Generally speaking, good debt... Continue Reading →

How Does the Debt Snowball Work?

Do you have several debts that you’d like to pay off, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for an effective yet simple way to work through them one by one until they’re all gone? If so, then what you need is a payoff strategy like the debt snowball method.  Chances are you’ve... Continue Reading →

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