Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your personal finances and ensure that you’re managing your budget, credit cards, investments and insurance in the best possible way. Here’s how to get started.
Crashing open houses and daydreaming about your future home? The spring and summer months often bring out a slew of looky-loos and serious house shoppers. If you’re ready to consider a new place to throw out the welcome mat and move in to a new neighborhood, one of the most important initial steps is to consider your budget, whether that takes the form of a bigger space for your growing family, or perhaps downsizing to make life simpler.
Are you a small-business owner who’s not getting the love you need from lenders? Are suppliers insisting on terms you find downright unfriendly?
The common denominator may be a poor business credit score. Here are some steps you can take to fix it.
What goes into your business credit score?
Just like a personal credit score, a business credit score measures the level of risk you pose for a lender. Unlike personal credit scores, most of which adhere to the FICO model, business credit scores don’t follow an industry standard.
Debt and extra weight share a lot of similarities. Both can make us feel sluggish. Both debt and weight gain can be a major source of stress. This leads some people to take extreme measures, only to get frustrated and give up. Debt or weight creeps back.
Make 2018 your year to “ditch the debt,” and end the yo-yo effect for good. Here are a few ways to get started.
There is a saying, “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
Never has a statement been truer than when discussing the purchase of insurance. Yes, it can be tough to write a check for something you may never use, but insurance is a safety net, protecting you, your family, and your assets. By 2050, the number of individuals using paid long-term care services in any setting will likely double from the 13 million using services in 2000, to 27 million people.
It’s a familiar — and frustrating — experience: Planning a trip and checking airfares every few days, waiting for the perfect price to appear. Finding the opportune moment to buy is no easy feat.
Plane ticket costs fluctuate constantly. In fact, during the typical 11-month period a flight is listed, the price changes every four and a half days on average, according to CheapAir.com’s annual airfare study.