The Financial Impact of Multigenerational Homes & Tips to Make It Work

The Financial Impact of Multigenerational Homes & Tips to Make It Work

Multigenerational living arrangements became a trend starting in 2007 when the recession hit, and has increased in popularity each year over the last decade. Based on 2014 census data, nearly 19% of the United States population, or approximately 60 million people, lived with family members across multiple generations. These numbers are a sharp increase from 57 million Americans in 2012. The trend began when adult children began returning home after college because of the lack of quality jobs during the Great Recession., Read more

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Homebuyers Make

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Moving is a major life event which can create stress, anxiety, and costly financial mistakes. Buying a home provides more than a roof over your head. It is an investment that can make or cost you money, depending on your decisions. Picking the wrong house at the wrong time can lead to financial losses> Selecting the wrong mortgage can cost thousands of dollars in extra in payments over the life of the loan. Take the following steps to eliminate costly mistakes when buying your next house.   Read more

The 10 Best Ways to Protect Your Financial Data from Cyber Thieves

The 10 Best Ways to Protect Your Financial Data from Cyber Thieves

The rapid advancement of technology has the average person turning to smartphones and computers more often with their sensitive data. Cyber thieves try to stay one step ahead of consumers to steal your information and gain access to financial accounts. Read more

Signs That Show You It Is Time to Downsize

Signs That Show You It Is Time to Downsize

The children have moved out of the house and are starting lives of their own. Your daughter calls asking if she can have her favorite sofa and bedroom set for her new apartment. Perhaps this home, though filled with memories, is now too big for your needs. Life stages lead to different needs. What was once appropriate for a growing family –  the large yard, bonus room, and pool table in the basement –  may no longer fit serve the upcoming chapter in your life. You begin to wonder if it’s time to adjust your living space. Read more

Rethinking Community College & What It Can Do For You

Rethinking Community College & What It Can Do For You

Filling out college applications and the FASFA financial aid forms can have you wondering if you will be among of the many students who graduate from college with overwhelming amounts of debt. Attending college is supposed to be a milestone towards independence both physically and financially. You want to earn a degree, meet new friends, and have some fun along the way, with a good paying job at the end of the road.   Read more