No, we’re not talking about compact discs. Certificates of Deposit, better known as CDs, are one of the most common banking services available. But what exactly are they, and would they make a smart investment for you? It depends. They are more complicated than a conventional savings account, but they could be worth researching.
Saving money can be difficult when unexpected issues occur and you have to drop some hard-earned cash to fix a problem. During this time of year, homeowners are especially vulnerable to some tricky, yet avoidable, money drains. Make sure you don’t fall prey to them by avoiding these five fall money drains. You will rake [...]
The key to achieving resolutions is keeping them simple. There’s no doubt the same principle applies to financial goals set by military members, spouses and families. Overall, your New Year’s resolutions should focus on developing good financial habits. These tips and goals should get you on the right path.
Whether you’re sick of rising costs, tired of your favorite product not being offered everywhere you’re stationed, or you just want a new hobby to pick up, going homemade can be your solution. Purchasing ingredients in bulk and applying them to the areas of personal care, cleaning solutions, garden, and pet can save you money [...]
Traditional forms of tracking your personal finances are becoming so removed from a modern lifestyle that you may feel like you’re doomed to overspend and stray from your budget. Thankfully, apps are released every day to help you be smart with your money. Financial security comes from a solid sense of where you stand and [...]
Savings is the backbone to any sound financial plan. As the saying goes, a penny saved is a penny earned, but sometimes finding that penny to save can feel like a struggle in and of itself. Many who struggle to start saving for their future find the “Pay yourself first” method to be a simple [...]
This is day three of our series about holiday budgeting, Put a Bow on Your Budget: 6 Days of Advice. It seems like there are credit alternatives lurking around every corner, promising the benefits without any potential damage to your score. Unfortunately, many of these options can be just as harmful to your financial stability [...]
With all the taxes, insurance, weird add-ons and other items, your cell phone bill can easily become a tough-to-follow and utterly confusing mess. But the one thing it shouldn’t be is a surprise. It’s important at the outset to try and root out any potential hidden fees or unnecessary charges before signing a contract. But [...]