4 Things to Know About Starting Your Side Hustle

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The college class of 2015 faces the best job market in years, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is ready to get back to the business of relying solely on a traditional career path for financial prosperity. Millennials remember the difficulties associated with the post-recession job market, and they remember seeing the hardships their parents faced. It’s no surprise that …

What to Expect When Expecting- The Retail Version

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As a parent-to-be, it’s difficult to feel sure about what you’re doing, and you want to do what’s best for your child. The result of the desire to do what’s best for your new baby is, too often, buying a pile of things that aren’t actually needed. According to the USDA, the average cost to raise a child to the …

Millennials Have Goals, But Lack Comprehensive Financial Plan

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76% of respondents would utilize online solutions for advice Nashville, Tenn., April 7, 2015 — iQuantifi, a RoboPlanner that provides comprehensive, goal-based financial planning and investment advice through financial institutions to millennials and young families, announced today the results of its first annual survey on the financial habits of millennials. The study found that while almost three quarters (72%) set financial goals, …

Could You Handle a Financially Stressful Situation?

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After the financial crisis of 2008, the word “stress test” popped up on the radar. Regulators like the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank started conducting high-profile stress tests of big banks to get an idea of how well these banks could handle economic stress. When it comes to your own family finances, you should consider a stress test …

Understanding the Pros and Cons of For-Profit Colleges

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While there has been some thought about the power of a college education, there is no mistaking the necessity of one to obtain a higher-paying job. In a recent Pew Research study, it shows Millennials who have a college degree earn on average $17,500 more per year than those with just a high-school diploma. They also earn $15,500 more than …

iQuantifi’s Planning Technology Recognized with Bank Innovation Win and Selection to Plug and Play Accelerator

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Nashville, Tenn., March 5, 2015  — iQuantifi, a virtual financial advisor that enables banks and other financial institutions to provide automated, personalized and comprehensive financial advice, today announced it was voted Best in Show at the Bank Innovation 2015 DEMOvation Challenge and was also selected to participate in Plug and Play’s FinTech Accelerator program. Bank Innovation 2015 showcased innovations in …

Its Tax Season! Which Documents Stay and Which Can Go?

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Documents You Should Keep One area many people struggle with when it comes to taxes is which documents should they keep and what should they dispose of. We’re here to make this a little easier and share with you what should stay and what can go!  Let’s start with the documents you should keep. Medical Expenses Often forgotten are medical expenses …

Should You Ever Co-Sign or Get a Co-Signer?

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With our consumer focus on credit, it should be no surprise that a good credit score is a must for anyone. Good credit scores are necessary for loans, but they can also help with lower insurance rates, rental applications, and even employment. Good credit provides more opportunities than bad credit. So, what do you do when your credit is less …

How to Teach Kids About Money

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Teaching your child(ren) about money can be one of the most loving things you can do as a parent. If you want to begin introducing money matters to your child but aren’t sure where to begin, the following tips should help you get started. There Is No Set Age To Start There is no set age as to when you …