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Feb 28, 2017 Managing finances can be tricky for anyone, but doing so tends to be particularly tricky for service members. Members of the armed forces and their families can receive a number of financial benefits during deployment. However, these benefits often vary depending on a service member’s location. Read More...

Dec 15, 2014 The old saying "don't fix it if it ain't broke" was not created with your credit score in mind. Unless you have perfect credit (which you probably don't), your credit score can always be improved. Why? Because everything related to your personal finances revolves around these three little numbers. Read More...

Jun 19, 2018 Your credit score is a number that will follow you wherever you go.  Whether you are applying for a home loan, opening new lines of credit, or venturing into a new investment, your ability to obtain credit is incredibly important.  Even small, seemingly arbitrary decisions can affect your credit score.  Here are ten common mistakes people make that hurt their credit. Read More...

Dec 15, 2014 Tax season is more than upon us, the official deadline is just one week away on April 15. While some can expect returns upon filing, there are others who have a tax liability — an amount owed by an individual to the government. Depending on your income level and assets, including investments, properties, etc., the amount you are obligated to pay the IRS may be more than you have at your disposal. Read More...

Jul 23, 2019 The F-bomb has become a pernicious problem for many Americans. No, not the F-bomb that makes a PG-13 movie rated R. We're talking exclusively about foreclosures. Though home values have risen substantially across the country since the summer of 2012, there are still many Americans dealing with the threat or reality of foreclosure. Foreclosures rose by 25 percent in North Carolina last year alone, according to Journalnow.com. Read More...

Dec 21, 2016 Who you are is important, and your identity is directly connected to your credit score- the single most important three digit number in personal finance. If you’re  looking to buy your first home, looking for a new home mortgage, insurance or a credit card, nothing is more crucial than what your credit report says about you. Read More...

Jan 21, 2020 Your three-digit credit score is sometimes all that stands between you and a house,  the best insurance rates, your own business or even your next job. Unfortunately, thanks to the recent financial crisis, “good credit” isn’t what it used to be. Banks and other institutions have been tightening their standards and now require higher-than-ever credit scores. Here's how credit scores now stack up and what this may mean for you. Read More...

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