How to Choose a Checking Account: Seek Low Fees, High Rates

Choosing a bank account is an important step in reaching your financial goals. The best account will have low fees, high interest rates and a lenient policy when you overdraft. Whether you’re...

A Guide to Financing for Home Improvement

 Whether you’re a long time homeowner looking to spruce things up, or just recently bought a fixer-upper, home improvements can be a daunting challenge. Figuring out how to finance...

Trading Stocks Online: A Guide for Beginners

Stock trading, once the sole domain of Wall Street, has become easily and affordably available to all in the last 20 years, thanks to online brokerages. Prior to online trading, people relied on the...

How to Read and Understand Your Credit Report

It’s important to understand what types of information your credit report contains and how to read them. That’s because these items directly contribute to your credit score. And when you...

Strategies for Retiring at Every Age

Retirement is a big decision. Along with marriage, divorce, having children, and moving, it is one of the biggest life transitions you'll encounter. Research shows the happiest retirees start planning...

How to Pick the Best Credit Card for You: 4 Easy Steps

Finding the best credit card is part art, part science. No single credit card is better than all others in all categories — or for all people. But by understanding your options and asking...

Ultimate Guide to Reverse Mortgages

There is a lot of confusion surrounding what a reverse mortgage is, who it’s for, and how they work. You may have seen a bevy of advertisements on TV or while online and wondered exactly what...

How to Best Use a Checking Account

Welcome to the world of banking. Checking accounts are one of the most basic forms of storing and withdrawing your cash. Every professional in the working world, and even young adults and teenagers...

The Mortgage Refinance Checklist

If you’re unhappy with the high-interest rates on your mortgage, it may be a good idea to pursue mortgage refinancing. Refinancing your home loan will potentially allow you to get a better...

The Ultimate Guide to Mortgage Refinance

If you’ve come to this article, it probably means you’re a longtime homeowner. Congratulations! You’ve made one of the most important investments a person can make in his or her life. If...