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 …

What You Need to Know About Preparing for Tax Season

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Are you prepared for tax season? The IRS is officially “open for business” and that means that it’s time for you to start thinking about where you’re at with your own taxes. If you want to pay as little as possible (or get a bigger refund) the key is being properly prepared. Without the right preparation, you will be scrambling …

Five Tips on Getting Your New Place

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It’s every Millennial’s dream to find their first home after college. Unfortunately, many Millennials are forced to move back in with their parents when they graduate college until they can save enough money for their own place. According to a new study by the Federal Reserve, 36 percent of young adults are living at home with their parents. While this …

Bank or Credit Union? Which is Best for You

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The ongoing conversation on which is better “a bank or a credit union” often leads into a “banks versus credit union” debate. The reality is that banks and credit unions are quite similar in their product offerings and services.  The main differences are in the ownership and profit motives. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives governed by an unpaid volunteer …

Get Your Financial House In Order

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The start of a new year is a great time to look at your finances, see where you stand, and do what you can to prepare for what’s next in your life. While you don’t need to do everything all at once, you can get yourself on the right track with a few simple tasks that will help you get …

What Should Be On Your Year-End Financial Checklist?

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In a few short days we’ll be wrapping up the year and heading into 2015. This time of year can be hectic, especially with the holidays and wrapping up year-end duties at work. However, there are also a number of things we should look at to make sure we’re setting ourselves up to succeed financially in the year ahead. Success …

So, You Want To Go To Grad School?

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to earn an advanced degree. My ultimate goal was to obtain a Ph.D., like my dad. However, I’ve had to reconsider that aim, especially in terms of what makes sense for my finances. While I did go back to school to complete my M.A., I have yet to advance further, since it …

iQuantifi Raises $1 Million in Angel Round Funding

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Nashville, Tenn. – December 2, 2014 – iQuantifi, the first virtual financial advisor to provide comprehensive, goal-based planning advice to millennials and young families, announced today that it has raised $1 million in its angel round investment. “We are very excited to have raised this angel round and we see the investor interest as validation of our cloud-based, robo-planning software …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Charitable Giving

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The holiday season is quickly approaching and charities are out looking for donations.  It’s a great time for charities to promote their cause as most people tend to be more generous during the holidays.  On top of the holiday cheer, many people are trying to donate at the end of the year for a tax write-off.  Some may think donating …