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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Students spend loan money on everything but not much on school

Student loans are often a hot topic in finance as loan balances have soared, leaving students saddled with extra debt once they enter the...

Pool owners: Attend to electrical safety

Everyone knows water and electricity don't mix but pool owners have a particular reason to be concerned. In North Carolina, a 17-year-old lifeguard drowned in...

Beware dangers of lawn mower fires

The hum of lawn mowers ring through the country in summertime. Homeowners rarely consider this task dangerous, but the fact is mowers can and do...

Clients who don’t listen to their financial planners

According to USA Today, there is a startling phenomenon among the financial planning community:  their clients simply don't heed the advice they are paying...

Get ready for kindergarten

A big building filled with strange adults and kids can be intimidating even if your child has been in preschool or day care. Visiting...

Buying a home? Clamp down on your credit usage

If you are pre-approved for a home loan, or ready to apply for a mortgage, lock down your credit use immediately. One thing you don't...

How personality affects personal finance

Personal finance can be a difficult topic to sort through because each person is unique and will approach every situation a bit differently. It...

Empty nests are filling back up

Once all of the children are grown up and off to college or starting a career, parents are left with an empty nest. According...

You can cultivate an optimistic point of view

Every few days, we see the words of economic prognosticators who say the state of the economy is improving. They are giving us a...

Lifestyle Inflation?

Most middle-class Americans work hard to earn raises and promotions that promise to provide a better standard of living. According to The Simple Dollar,...