Financial News

A Guide to Talking Markets on Thanksgiving

Your Thanksgiving dinner table may look a little different this year. The pandemic has forced a lot of us to work #socialdistancing into our holiday plans, especially as cases climb to records again. This year, you may be enjoying your turkey outside at a shouting distance, or over Zoom with 50 of your closest relatives […]

Credit

Need to Pay for Healthcare Costs? What to Know About Medical Loans and Medical Credit Cards

Even if you have an emergency savings fund —  you can avoid dipping into it for healthcare expenses, with a couple financing options. With medical credit cards and medical loans, you have several alternatives for covering out-of-pocket medical bills, both unexpected and pre-planned. But like any credit card or loan, it’s a good idea to […]

Bonds

What You Need to Know About Fixed-Income Securities

Would you rather be paid a regular, fixed salary where you always know what to expect when it comes to your money? Or, would you prefer to receive more erratic payments that can fluctuate up and down, leaving your income stream unpredictable? The latter may have potential for greater payments, but the former offers consistency […]

Saving

Can Online Subscription Services Help You Save Time and Money? Here’s Our Take

These days, make a few clicks online, and a purchase ends up on your doorstep or on your device. With just a couple more clicks, you can have repeat buys automatically delivered on a regular basis via a subscription service. Whether you’re looking for the everyday basics or something to spice up your life, there’s […]

Home Improvement

Thinking of Refinancing Your Mortgage? 6 Common Refinance Fees — and the Newest One to Watch for

You’ve likely seen the news: Mortgage rates are at historic lows. That bright spot means you can take advantage of interest rate changes to refinance your home loan. Refinancing could lower your monthly payments, save you money on your loan in the long run, or both. But, if you know the basics of a mortgage […]

Smart Driving

A Guide to Navigating Auto Apps

Pretty much anything you can think of, there’s an app for it. Got a car? There’s an app for that. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to find the best car apps when the rubber hits the road. But it’s good to know what they are, considering the average American spends 18 […]

Finance Basics

Save, Invest, or Pay off Debt? How to Find Balance Between Financial Priorities

Saving money, paying down debt, and investing are all smart and responsible financial moves, and doing any of these can be a great way to take control of your financial future. But sometimes, deciding which to turn up over the others can feel like a tricky balancing act. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all […]

Travel

Got Wanderlust? Recharge With a Long Vacation

You know those vacations where you think, “I could stay here forever”? The kind of getaways that are so dreamy, relaxing, and enriching you’re ready for another trip as soon as you get home? For most of us, the getaway is never long enough. By the time you’re really living that island life, walking that […]

Stocks

Why Having a Diversified Portfolio Is Important

They say you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, but why is that? Well, thinking about the phrase literally, if you dropped your basket, all your eggs would break. But if you split up those eggs among a few different baskets, dropping one won’t affect the eggs in the others. When it comes […]

Financial News

Vaccine News Injects Hope Into the Market

A COVID vaccine could finally be on the horizon. On November 9, Pfizer gave the market a shot in the arm when it reported better-than-expected preliminary results from its COVID vaccine trial. For months, we’ve been anxiously awaiting a clear sign that we are on the path to a sustainable recovery. Americans are eager to […]

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