Submitted by Sophia Bera on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:00pm
If you recently graduated from college and look to build financial security quickly, you probably enjoy one advantage: You already live an inexpensive lifestyle from your student days. Here are tips to move toward the future.
First, keep living like a student while you build a solid financial foundation. By living below your means and not inflating your lifestyle as your salary grows, you reach your financial goals much faster. Keep your fixed costs as low as possible to save for what matters most.
Submitted by Thuong Thien on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:00pm
You likely know the pivotal role good credit plays when you try to buy a house or a car. It’s likely too that you don’t buy houses and cars every day, so maintaining a credit rating seems like a back-burner need. Not so, and here’s how to keep your rating up.
Building and maintaining good credit helps create a solid financial foundation and eventually becomes a linchpin of your overall financial plan.
Submitted by Rob Gabridge on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:00pm
You make a decent living, maybe even border on rich. Can you maintain that wealth and if so for how long? Here’s some perspective on how to build true wealth.
Part of the American Dream hinges on the freedom to pursue prosperity and success through hard work. We Americans enjoy the personal liberty to determine our own path in life; our capitalist society supports a path to financial freedom.
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 9:00am
Investors held a record level of margin debt in September. This is too risky. When the stock market drops, as inevitably it will at some stage, they will scramble to cover their loans – meaning selling off shares and making the slump worse.
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 12:00pm
Sadly, many marriages today end in divorce, with tiffs over money most often to blame. But as you join your life to another, there are smart ways to make your financial lives run well and free of discord.
Submitted by Sterling Raskie on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:00pm
Junk food, credit cards and no parents watching – debt goes with weight gain in college like letterman jackets and dry leaves across the quad. Students must learn the dangers of over-spending with plastic, and here’s how to keep down debt and your waistline.
Submitted by Larry Frank Sr. on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:00pm
Most people pay off debt the way they swat flies: Willy-nilly and at the first bug that lands or bill that arrives in their mailbox. Debt comes in different forms, however, and you should realize what to pay first.
Most people also think there are two kinds of debt. But good debt really comes in two forms and I make a distinction. Here are three kinds of debt: