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Most college students have been at school for nearly a month making it a good time for parents to review newly created financial habits. A few simple questions can help you determine if they are on the right track financially.It is really important for them to get started with good financial habits.

National research still shows that for most people, owning a home is less expensive than renting.  The number one reason people still rent, they don’t have the money for a down payment.  There are a few unconventional ways to save for a down payment besides just skipping the morning latte.

Categories: Money Matters, Retirement

Planning for your retirement is not an exact science and there are so many ways that your plan can get off track that it can be paralyzing. Knowing why your plan gets off track is the first step in having a better chance of reaching your retirement goals.

Categories: Financial, Money Matters

Following conventional wisdom is usually a sound practice, especially when it comes to financial decisions.  However, like all rules, there are exceptions even to financial rules.  Knowing when to follow conventional wisdom and when to bypass it can be tricky looking a little deeper into most will help you make the best decision.

Categories: Finances, Saving

Saving money takes time and dedication especially if you are saving for something specific.  So, how do you save with a goal in mind? Here are some simple steps to start with: 

Auto dealers and carmakers offer all sorts of special deals that seem to be very attractive. Whether it’s a $3,000 rebate, zero-percent financing, or some other kind of incentive, the deals make the car of your dreams seem like a great buy. But do those incentives always give you the best deal?

Although it's very exciting, shopping for a car can be a scary experience. Buying a used car is a great option but the buyer must beware. Follow these tips when shopping for your used car to be prepared and help avoid scams.

Categories: Finances, Taxes

​Do you already have plans to spend your tax rebate before you even get it? Planning on buying a new TV, cell phone, or computer? Stop and think for a minute about your financial situation before you start your shopping spree. Here are a few tips to help you be smart with your tax rebate.

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