Financial Factors To Consider Before You Leave For College Out Of State


When you are about to head off to a college out of state, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the prospect. As you are getting ready to get out in the world on your own for the first time, there is a great deal of planning and preparation tasks that you will have to complete. While packing all of the clothing and supplies you need will likely preoccupy many of your thoughts, you will also want to take some financial factors into consideration before you leave for college out of state.

29 June 2016

How Could Changes In The Political Landscape Affect Your Ability To Send Money To Mexico?


If you have friends or family members living across the Rio Grande, you may occasionally wire money to Mexico to assist them with ongoing household costs, celebrate a special occasion, or help with medical expenses. However, Donald Trump has proposed to put a stop to these types of payments until the Mexican government agrees to fund an anti-immigration wall between the two countries. Could such a plan come to fruition? What are your options if you're concerned about your ability to continue sending money across the border?

13 April 2016

Excuses To Use When You Don't Want To Help Someone With Bail


It can be a stressful time to receive a phone call from someone you know asking to put up money to bail him or her out of jail. Even if you're sympathetic to the person's situation, you need to carefully assess a number of things before you make the commitment to help. If the person isn't reliable and doesn't attend his or her court date, you'll be held financially responsible -- which is a major headache that you don't need.

11 April 2016

Managing Your Finances 101 For Startups


One of the most important things to get a handle on early in your startup's life is finances. Making a few errors in the beginning of your business can lead to poor practices and accumulated losses down the road. Here are some ways to manage your finances as an early startup. Use Technology When You Can There are several handy online tools to help businesses keep track of their spending. Be sure that you choose a bank that offers mobile and online banking.

6 April 2016

3 Tips For Saving Money On Your Next Paycheck Advance


If you have ever been in the terrible position of running out of money before your next payday, you already know how welcome a paycheck advance can be. However, before you commit to an arrangement with a lender, it is a good idea to consider the following advice. By doing so, you can be sure that you are choosing the right loan that provides the most appropriate terms for your needs.

31 March 2016

How To Plan When You Unexpectedly Become The Breadwinner


In life, there is always the chance that every plan that you make will get turned upside down. If you and your spouse made plans counting on one another earning similar wages or counting on your spouse earning more, a curve ball in this arena can cause major issues. Due to illness, career changes, or the needs of the dependents, there is always the chance that you could become the primary breadwinner even if that wasn't the plan.

30 March 2016

Tips To Increase Your Odds Of Getting Approved For An Auto Loan


If you are about ready to try to purchase a new car, you will want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for the loan application process. The more prepared you are, the more likely it is that you will get approved for the car that you really want. Double Check Your Credit Reports Sure, the dealership will have people to pull your credit reports for auto dealers in order to determine whether you qualify for a loan, but you do not want to wait for that.

29 March 2016