Tiffany Patterson has a BA in Political Science from Temple University and an MBA from La Salle University Business School with a concentration in Finance. She is an expert on topics including home buying, life insurance and credit cards. She believes how we treat our finances can have a lasting impact on our lives for years to come. Tiffany loves researching and writing on topics that will help readers lead better lives.
Protecting your retirement savings during a divorce may not be at the top of your mind when you are going through the process of splitting up with your spouse. The emotional toll on you and your family, after all, likely takes precedence. Still, your financial well-being matters, and that includes making sure that your retirement savings, including any money you have in a 401(k) or other retirement savings plan, are protected. There are some financial advisors who are certified divorce financial analysts (CDFAs) and can help you through this process. If you need an advisor, find one with SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching tool. Read more
A number of recent reports suggest that a millennial housing boom could be on the horizon. In the past, multiple factors – including stagnant wages and heavy student loan burdens – have kept many people between the ages of 18 and 34 out of the housing market. As the economy continues to improve, we might begin to see more millennial first-time homebuyers in the coming years. Read more
One of the most complicated decisions you will likely make concerning your home mortgage will be which lender to choose. Today there are hordes of mortgage lenders eager and ready to accept your loan application. But just because a lender accepts your application doesn’t mean it’s the right deal for you. Since you’ll likely be saddled with this mortgage for years to come, it’s important to make sure you shop around and choose the best mortgage lender for your needs. Here are five tips for picking the right mortgage lender. Read more
We’ve all heard the statistic that says an increasingly prevalent cause of divorce is financial issues. It takes more than love to keep a marriage intact, and unfortunately, many people don’t realize… Read more
It’s coming down to the end of your summer and another academic year begins. You’ve enjoyed the warm weather, and now find it’s time to refocus on school and making sure you have everything you need… Read more
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