Category: Financial Basics

Can Credit Card Debt Be Rolled Into Your Mortgage? – A Simple Guide

Credit card debt haunts thousands of people per year and most are looking for a way to get rid of it as fast as possible. A way to do this is to roll your credit card debt into your mortgage. This way out of debt is becoming more popular. The big question is can you…
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Why Are Student Loans Considered Good Debt? – Explained Simply

Most people that go to college end up with student loan debt. Often it’s seen as a means to an end, as in you have to spend a little money (or a lot) in order to improve your life. Most of the time we try to stay away from debt but could this kind actually…
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Is There A Difference Between Debt, Loan, and Line Of Credit?

Debt, loan, and line of credit are terms that are often used synonymously but they don’t all mean the same thing. What is the difference between debt, a loan, and a line of credit? Loans and lines of credits are two different types of debt. Debt is an amount of money borrowed from one party…
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Why Your Credit Score Is 0 Or Doesn’t Exist And What That Means

We have all heard that having a good credit score is important but what does it mean if you have a credit score of zero or no credit score at all? Having a credit score of 0 or no credit at all is no reason to panic. All that it means is you’ve never had…
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Should You Pay Off A Credit Card Or Auto Loan First? How To Decide

Debt, specifically credit card debt and auto loans, is one of the most crippling pieces of most people’s financial story. What seems like a good purchase at the time quickly becomes years and years of payments. Those payments include tens of thousands of dollars of interest to the bank. And for what? A car you…
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What The Fed Cutting Interest Rates To 0% Means For Young People

The Federal Reserve has been cutting interest rates and it has been raising alarms. But what does this really mean for young people? The Federal Reserve cutting interest rates is going to affect the interest rates on your savings, money market, and other interest-bearing accounts. Along with that, your credit card interest rate may drop…
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3 Thoughts On The $1,200 Stimulus Check (Economic Impact Payments)

I’m a little late to the party with this post on the 2020 stimulus checks as some of you have already received yours. But I keep getting asked questions so I’d like to try to answer some of them. Before I answer those questions, let’s just set the stage here. Imagine you are trying to…
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Where My Money Is Invested – Is Now The Time To Buy?

A lot has been changing in our world recently but today let’s talk about the market specifically and answer the question: “is now the time to buy?”. This is not my favorite question by far. Why? Well, it most likely means that you haven’t been buying already. I’m not talking about the last couple of…
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Are You Losing Money In A Savings Account? – A Quick Guide

Savings accounts have been around for as long as there have been banks. Some people believe they aren’t worth it because they actually lose you money. How is this possible and does this mean you shouldn’t use a savings account? Are you losing money in a savings account? In short, yes you most likely are.…
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Money Coach vs. Financial Advisor: What’s The Difference?

Picture this. You want to start taking your money seriously and don’t know where to start so you decide to hire someone to help. In this situation you have two options; hire a money coach or hire a financial advisor. I suppose you could ask that distant, eccentric uncle who stashes their money under the…
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