Home improvement projects can be quite expensive, especially if you are looking to hire professionals. To finance your project this Spring, you may need to consider taking out a loan. It’s important to consider all the options before you do. Here is a breakdown of the possible loans you can secure for home improvement or construction.
There is a longstanding tradition to clean your home in Spring and throw away the things that clutter your house or aren’t needed anymore. This act of renewal should also extend to your finances. Here are 11 ways to clear out old paperwork, secure your records and save a few dollars in the process.
An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. (about 60% of them women) act as caregivers to a loved one every year, according to a 2015 study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. In most cases, they take care of a relative, like an aging parent. Providing this support is a big job that can take a toll on a caregiver physically, mentally and financially. Here are some tips to make caregiving a little more manageable:
Instead of spending your life savings on tying the knot, consider these six spending tips to keep costs lower and have an affordable wedding you’ll love:
It’s 2018 and you’re resolved to make your budget stick and improve your personal finances. However, committing to that resolution and following through isn’t always easy. Here are a few simple, attainable goals to help you keep your resolution throughout the year.
The gifts we buy to put under our trees this season aren’t the only costs associated with the holidays. When January rolls around you may find that you spent a lot more than you thought. To keep your budget balanced, make sure you keep these hidden holiday costs in mind:
As the end of the year approaches, many of us will reflect on 2017 with regret for not following through with our resolutions from 2017, especially when it comes to money. Thirty-six percent of Americans made a money resolution at the beginning of 2017, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, so that’s a lot of regret! But fear not, 2018 gives us all another chance to better our financial situations. Here are 8 resolutions that can help make 2018 a great year.
When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.
When you see a senior deal advertised, most of the time all you have to do is show a photo ID to prove your age. Sometimes you may need to take a couple minutes to fill out a free form for a store membership program. If you don’t see discounts offered, make sure to ask.
Going to college is expensive. From tuition, to room and board, to food, to textbooks, to social activities, it all adds up quickly. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money in college if you’re willing to get creative.