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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy a House

Buy a house

When you seek out financial advice, one of the first things you are likely to hear is that you should buy a house. While that is certainly good advice for many people, and there are a number of benefits to home ownership, there are some drawbacks as well. Buying a house is not the right choice for everyone, so carefully ... Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Fall for “Christmas Skip-a-Pay” Ploys

Christmas

As I walked down to my mailbox last week I was expecting to get the usual: junk mail and maybe a bill or two. The end of the month is approaching and that usually means getting all my statements and bills for the following month. (Yes, I’m old-school. I like getting paper statements in the mail.) After sorting through and ... Read More »

4 Money Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Money Mistakes

Nobody likes to waste money. It is hard to make enough money to pay for all of the needs of yourself and your family, so wasting money just means you will have to work that much harder to make ends meet. Therefore, avoiding basic money mistakes is something that you should always have near the top of your priority list. ... Read More »

Pay Off Debt Faster With These 5 Simple Tips

pay off debt

Paying off debt is hard work. It can be a long process in which you have to practice self-control 24/7 so you don’t overspend your budget or give in to impulse purchases you don’t really need. Trust me! Luckily even after you’ve mastered the basics, like having a budget and tracking your spending, there are some things you can do to help ... Read More »

5 Ways to Save Money On Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping

Christmas is a great time of year to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be downright expensive. If you aren’t well prepared before the holiday season arrives, you could quickly find yourself blowing through your budget as the big day approaches. With plenty of presents to buy in a short period of time, Christmas can be challenging ... Read More »