Whether you’re looking for your first car or your fifth, it’s an important question: Do you buy or lease? In other words, do you save up for a down payment and finance the balance so that you own your wheels? Or is leasing—in essence, a long rental—a better fit? …keep reading
Congratulations! You’ve saved up enough for a down payment on your first house—a huge accomplishment. Before you commit, however, be aware that your mortgage payment is just one of the financial responsibilities of homeownership.
Owning a home can be a smart move, offering buyers the chance to build …keep reading
Identity theft was once mostly fodder for Hollywood thrillers, but the rapid rise in digital connectivity has turned it into one of the most common crimes in the country. From 2017 to 2018, consumer-reported identity theft increased nearly 20%, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) …keep reading
Sure, you could give your dad a gift card for Father’s Day, but why not make this year’s present a little more personal? Fortunately, it’s possible to give a thoughtful gift that’s also affordable, says shopping expert Trae Bodge.
“A great way to give Dad an affordable gift …keep reading
The fun of moving in together can turn stressful the moment you come face-to-face with your first joint bill.
But talking through tough questions ahead of time will help you see your partner’s point of view and ease the transition, says Stacy Francis, a certified financial planner in …keep reading