Getting engaged is a giddy, exciting time. But planning the actual wedding isn’t always so blissful. That’s because keeping expenses in check is a huge concern for couples, says Sharon Naylor, author of 1,001 Ways to Save Money…and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding. She shares tips on …keep reading
Buying your first home is exhilarating, exhausting and life-changing. But excited first-time owners may be surprised to discover a range of extra costs once they’ve closed the deal. Interior upgrades, real estate fees and new appliances can easily eat into your savings (use this mortgage calculator to determine …keep reading
Congratulations! You’re moving into your first real place after college. You feel uber-accomplished—but also a bit overwhelmed. The good news, according to California-based financial expert Andrea Woroch, is that you could score major savings on the process of moving from start to finish. Here, seven savvy saving strategies:
Your cell phone already makes sharing photos, keeping up with loved ones and managing your schedule a breeze. Now it’s time to put it to work on your finances, too. “Your smartphone can be a powerful tool for improving your financial situation,” says Claes Bell, CFA, Bankrate’s data and automation …keep reading
You’ve thought about it long and hard, saved every penny you could, and now you’re ready to buy that car you’ve had your eye on.
Before you rush to the nearest car dealer to sign the paperwork, it’s a good idea to know what the extra and hidden …keep reading