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It’s almost that time of year again; time to start cleaning the windows, screens, and doors. Time to open the windows and clean the oven; it’s spring cleaning time! While you are thinking about getting your home in order, think about cleaning up those messy finances, too.
We’ve heard it said a million times, “debt is bad,” but, how many people can pay cash for their home, car, and/or child’s education? So, when does it make sense to borrow, and what debt should be avoided?
Since money issues are a leading cause of divorce, it makes sense to make sure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to finances. This is especially true of engaged couples.
Many of the New Year’s resolutions people make involve money. That comes as no surprise, because money plays a major role in many aspects of our life. If you’d like to put your finances on more solid ground, consider these resolutions:
FORUM announced three SaveItUp Challenge winners. Participants were entered to win three cash prizes once they enrolled in the program, completed two financial steps, and met at least one goal. Three goal categories were offered: Savings, Debt Reduction, and Financial Education.
To be successful at anything in life takes planning and effort, and that is especially true when it comes to finances. If you are not diligent and don’t have a plan, you are sure to fail in your efforts. Here is a checklist to help make sure you keep on track and reach your financial goals.
You’ve probably heard this saying more times than you can count, “live within your means.” What exactly does that mean, and how can you apply this to your financial life?
There are several different schools of thought when it comes to which debt you should pay off first.