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  1. Should I use a personal loan to buy my car?

    When using a personal loan to buy a car makes the most sense. Cars aren’t a great investment when it comes to returns, but they can make life so much more convenient. If you don’t live in an urban neighborhood, you might not have reliable public transportation. For many people, a car is the only way to get to where…

  2. Personal Loans vs Balance Transfer Credit Cards

    Should I request a personal loan or look for a balance transfer offer? The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent recession have left many Americans with less income. There are many reasons why you might have less income right now: Job loss Furloughed Reduced salary Loss of freelance work or clients And more While the government issued stimulus might have helped you…

  3. Selling a Home: Should You Update Your Home or Sell it As Is?

    Is it worth updating an older house you plan to sell? If you have lived in your home for a long time, chances are there are a few things you could do to help it sell faster and for a better price. As a homeowner, you may be blind to things that new buyers will notice. Your home has been…

  4. 5 Financial Resolutions to Make in 2021

    Did you do damage to your finances in 2020? You aren’t alone. With rampant unemployment and many businesses losing revenue due to consequences of the pandemic, many Americans have had to put more expenses on credit, deplete savings or take out loans. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to turn your finances around in 2021 and hit financial…

  5. Online Shopping: When to and When Not to Shop Online

    When should you shop online vs when to shop in person. Today, many more people shop online than ever before. There are many benefits to shopping online from not having to leave your home and avoiding crowds to leveraging online promotions and saving money. However, there are drawbacks to shopping online as well. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks…

  6. The Advantages of Personal Loans

    Discover if a personal loan is right for you. A personal loan can be a handy financial tool when used properly. Unexpected expenses come up and family needs change. You may need to make home improvements, consolidate debt, or pay for a big-ticket item, regardless of the expense, a personal loan can help. However, as with other loans and forms…

  7. Self-Care: A Financial Checklist

    Self-Care: A Financial Checklist

    You can achieve financial wellness with this simple financial checklist. The idea that we all require self-care for wellness is a concept that’s gaining popularity. Self-care is a focus on the self and keeping track of your wellness physically, emotionally and mentally. We argue that taking care of your personal finances is part of self-care as well. Your finances can…

  8. COVID-19 Checklist for Going Back-to-School

    COVID-19 Checklist for Going Back-to-School

    Back-to-School COVID-19 Checklist This year, back-to-school is going to look a lot different. There will be a lot more going into back-to-school planning than usual. Your school will have undoubtably created a COVID-19 checklist for going back-to-school that they have or will share with you. Schools are putting policies into place to prevent the spread of coronavirus to students and…

  9. Falling behind on bills

    Falling Behind on Bills? Tips for Catching Up

    What to do when you’re falling behind on bills If you are falling behind on bills, you’re not alone, especially during this pandemic. About 46% of consumers paid a bill late, because they forgot to pay the bill, were short of money or for another reason in the last 12 months. Another six in 10 Americans are anxious about bills,…

  10. Stay at Home Financial Lessons

    Stay at Home: Financial Lessons We Learned from Staying Home

    Stay at home financial lessons to apply post quarantine For most of this year, Americans have abided by some form of stay at home orders. Whether you were in strict quarantine or your state had shelter in place orders, you discovered what it was like to spend most of your waking hours at home. Being in a lockdown for the…