Buying your first home is daunting—and the list of unknowns can seem endless.“For a first-time buyer, it’s natural to feel embarrassed to ask questions that may seem silly or obvious,” says Joy Martin, president of American Caribbean Real Estate in Key Largo, Fla. But becoming an informed buyer is nothing …keep reading
With an abundance of online tools and websites available to used car buyers in the digital age, long gone are the days of walking into a dealership intimidated and uninformed—crossing your fingers in hopes of not grossly overpaying for a vehicle or driving off the lot in one riddled with …keep reading
Expecting a baby is exciting. Less thrilling is thinking about how you’ll afford your bundle of joy. To keep from getting overwhelmed, plot your expenses before the birth to figure out ways to save. “New parents often spare no expense, but they should know it’s OK to be frugal and …keep reading
Chris Peach of Phoenix, Ariz., never gave much thought to money—until he realized he was flat broke.
Despite having a good job, a nice house and a luxury car in the driveway, he and his wife, Andrea, also had zero savings, maxed-out credit cards and a negative balance …keep reading