With summer approaching many home improvements are in the planning stages or have even been scheduled. Most of us are great at planning the project but often times how we are going to pay for the project is given little thought. How we finance the project though can have very important implications for our overall financial picture. And this planning will be extremely helpful in determining how big of a project we can really afford to tackle.
Whether it’s your first home or your retirement home, there are ways to avoid having costly mistakes when it comes to getting your mortgage. The home buying experience is always much easier if you have developed a relationship with two very important people – your mortgage lender and your realtor. Establishing a relationship with your mortgage lender can help you sidestep many of the problems that home buyers sometimes unexpectedly experience in the process.
Ever wonder how or even what you should be teaching your teenager to help make them more financially prepared? The teenage years can be a difficult time to impart financial wisdom. They have little income and very little if any financial responsibility. If one is not careful, it is very easy to create bad financial habits during these formative years.
Instead of hoping for the future you want, start planning for it! Advance planning can help you meet your goals and give you the assurance that you’re on track. Whether you want the best education money can buy for your kids, a life of travel, or a comfortable retirement, planning will help get you there.
How financially savvy is your college aged child? Are they prepared for the real world and ready to make real financial decisions on their own? Building good financial habits during college is extremely important to long term financial success. Following are few ways to help your child become good at making financial decisions.