affordable wine

Finding Affordable Wine: Great Wine on a Budget

If you are a wine drinker, you know that not only are the choices endless but so are the range of prices. You can spend as little as a few dollars all the way up to hundreds or even thousands for a bottle. So, where do you start? I've compiled a short list of … [Read More...]

Investing

Is Being Wealthy Really Worth It?

The ancient pharaoh's of Egypt were certainly wealthy, but they are not doing too hot now. In modern times most people still want to be rich. Given that it is a pretty difficult task to go from poor to wealthy in a lifetime, we ask the question; is it … [Read More...]

Infographics

Bad Spending Habits…And How To Fix Them [Infographic]

This week's Financial Infographic  focuses on what anyone can struggle with: bad spending habits.There are a lot of people with bad spending habits, and it's not just those that are broke, seem irresponsible, or can't find a job. Many people are … [Read More...]

4 Out of 5 with Student Loans Can’t Buy a Home

New Survey Shows the Impact of Student Debt on HomeownershipFinancial aid in college can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. It can lead to an advanced degree that leads to a better job with higher pay and superior benefits. It can also be a … [Read More]

student loan debt

The Current State of Student Loan Debt

America has reached a new economic milestone – or maybe a millstone – of $1.52 trillion. Which of the following does this number represent? … [Read More]

Why Aren’t 529 Educational Savings Plans More Popular?

How do you plan to fund your children's education? You're probably counting on scholarships and grants, right?Reliance on scholarships and grants is the highest in a decade, while college savings is on the decline, according to a new report from Sallie … [Read More]

mortgage rates

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hit a Seven-Year High

It Will Cost You More to Buy a Home The housing market topped a new threshold over the past week. Buoyed by a strong economy and a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, thirty-year fixed mortgage interest rates reached 4.61 percent – the … [Read More]

consumer debt rises

Card Balances Drop While Consumer Credit Growth Slows

A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load.The bad news: America's total consumer debt continues to rise.According to May's G.19 Consumer Credit Report from the Federal Reserve, combined … [Read More]

Great Non-Stock Investment Options for the Risk Averse

All investments incur some form of risk, but none quite as much as stocks. Given the volatility of stocks, some potential investors might be inherently averse to holding most of their assets in this format.On the plus side, the stock market is not the only … [Read More]