How To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Are you carrying ever-increasing balances on your credit card? If so, you must take steps to control it before you enter a debt spiral – a situation where you are accruing so much collective debt and interest on that debt that it becomes effectively unpayable. You can never catch up without a drastic change in…
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How To Buy A Home While Pregnant

Having a baby and buying a home are both challenging, life-changing events. Trying to buy a home while pregnant can be a doubly challenging and stressful experience for both soon-to-be-parents — but it doesn’t have to be. Proper planning can ease the stress and help you find the ideal home for your circumstances. Assess Your…
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What You Need To Know About 457 Plans And Thrift Savings Plans

If you work in the private sector, you likely have access to a 401(k) plan that allows you to put aside a portion of your paycheck toward a tax-deferred retirement account. However, government and certain non-profit employees have alternative investment opportunities that are unavailable to the general public. The alternatives for government employees are known…
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The Pros And Cons Of Convenience Checks

By Ben Luthi It’s not every day that you get a blank check in the mail, but when you do, think twice before filling it out. Credit card companies often send out these “convenience checks” ­ tied to your credit card account to encourage you to spend more. But should you use them? How convenience…
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