Most students rely on the school of choice to offer a competitive financial aid package filled with both free money and loans to cover the cost of higher education. You typically find free money for college in the form of grants, fellowships, and scholarships. However, there are many opportunities for additional financial assistance not offered […]
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About Ryan Sasson
A native New Yorker, Ryan has almost two decades of experience starting and growing businesses in the region. Ryan is a member of YPO Metro and in involved with multiple charitable organizations. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and Business Management from Tulane University.
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Buying a home is often the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime. For first time home buyers, this big decision can lead to both excitement and fear. Navigating the process in a systematic way can save you both time and money, while you search for a new place to call home.
In retirement, borrowing needs diminish, leading many seniors to neglect their credit, because it no longer seems important. However, companies use credit scores for more than just lending: Insurance companies evaluate credit to determine rates, especially among car insurance providers; most utility companies and mobile phone providers use credit to determine deposit requirements and account […]
Credit cards are used by millions of consumers to make everyday purchases including groceries, clothes, and gas. Credit cards are easy, convenient, and accepted nearly everywhere. However, they are also confusing. Unless you realize the ramifications of paying with credit, you can wind up in big financial trouble.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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