Top 10 Strategies to Pay for Your College Education

Top 10 Strategies to Pay for Your College Education

In 2016, the average cost per year of a college degree is $24,610 for in-state schools and $49,320 for private schools. It is easy to see how quickly the cost adds up. In addition to the high cost of schooling, Universities now consider a six-year time frame for a bachelor’s degree as graduating on time, which could total $147,660 for a public university and nearly $300,000 for a private school education. Read more

10 Tips on Getting the Highest Price When You Sell Your Home

10 Tips on Getting the Highest Price When You Sell Your Home

There are many events in life that cause you think about selling your home, a job promotion, the desire for a bigger house, an effort to downsize, wanting to relocate to a different neighborhood or a more affordable city. Regardless of why you want or need to change your housing arrangements, ensure you get the highest possible price for your house by following these tips.    Read more

Tips for Saving Money on Food While in College

Tips for Saving Money on Food While in College

For the 2016-17 school year, the average tuition and fees for an in-state student attending a state school were $9,650. Room and board, which includes housing, utilities, and food, at public universities average $10,440 for the same educational year. Private universities have a higher tuition starting point, averaging $33,480 and room and board coming in at $11,890. For many students, room and board costs can double the price of attending school Read more

What You Need To Know About Equity Lines of Credit

What You Need To Know About Equity Lines of Credit

One of the benefits of home ownership is the appreciation: Home values rise over time and you increase your equity through the reduction of your mortgage. Home improvements can also increase equity at a faster pace. Once you have a little equity, you might be tempted to tap into that equity through a home equity line of credit, commonly referred to as an HELOC. Here is a breakdown of the factors to consider before taking out an equity line of credit on your home.   Read more