Shutterstock So, can you buy your dream house if you have student loan debt? The common wisdom is bleak: student loans are preventing borrowers everywhere from living The American Dream. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Here are 8 ways to maximize your chance of buying your dream home — even if you
Credit: Shutterstock A classic early warning sign of cognitive decline and possibly dementia is losing the ability to manage your personal finances. And that can lead to a host of challenges if you are the daughter, son, wife, husband or partner of a loved one in this situation. As Mona Rawlings, of Mendota Heights, Minn.,
Modern-day weddings have a notorious reputation for being pricey. On average, Americans spend roughly $33,391 on their weddings, according to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study. But that doesn’t mean they can afford it. More than 74 percent of couples will go into debt for wedding costs, reports Student Loan Hero. But, of course, how
Our financial decision-making abilities peak in our 50s and can decline pretty rapidly after age 70, researchers tell us. That’s how otherwise smart older people fall for sweepstakes frauds, Nigerian investment schemes and the grandparent scam, where con artists pretend to be grandchildren in a financial jam. But few people want to hear that they’re
Most parents would agree that when it comes to raising children, the old adage “the days are long, but the years are short” rings true. It also applies when we look at education funding. You can’t start saving too soon when it comes to college, since age 18 may be here before you know it.
Budgeting, saving and getting out of debt probably don’t sound like a lot of fun, but app designers are trying to change that with an array of mobile apps to help people better manage their money. Some of these apps even use gaming elements to help make personal finance more fun and to increase user