Financially Independent While At Home

Staying at home with the kids means losing financial independence for many spouses. This can be a risky endeavour, according to a recent report by CBS, with one lay-off or injury able to cut off one’s income. The unstable economy has increased the stakes – and likelihood – that an individual’s paychecks will be […]

📅 APR 01, 2015

Do You Qualify For A Parent PLUS Loan?

The price tag of a college education has increased year after year, and if you’re like most parents you may be anxious about how to foot the bill. As you may know, Parent PLUS loans are a popular way many folks finance their kids’ tuition. PLUS loans generally carry a lower interest rate than personal […]

📅 MAR 25, 2015

Couples Exchange Credit Scores, Reports

Love is not blind – to poor credit scores, that is. The Baltimore Sun reported that unmarried couples are less bashful about discussing finances, with many exchanging credit history before tying the knot or moving in together. This trend is linked to the recession, when a lost job or decreased wages could make partners more […]

📅 MAR 12, 2015

Five Budgeting Ideas for New Parents

Planning for the arrival for a new baby can be exhilarating. Then sticker shock sets in. The truth is, having a new baby doesn’t have to completely drain your wallet. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can budget for the arrival of your new bundle of joy. Plan for Expenses Before doing […]

📅 FEB 27, 2014