Category Archives: Budgeting

Leasing vs. Buying A New Car

You’re tired of that old clunker and are ready to get a new car. But should you buy it or lease it? What is important to know before committing to pay for the whole thing or putting down less money … Continue reading

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How Parents and Teens Should Talk About Money

Many teenagers become adults without ever learning how to handle money responsibly. That’s because their parents don’t teach them how to do it. So why don’t parents and students talk about money as often as they should and what are … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Renting

Many people believe that renting is much more cost-effective than buying a home. After all, renters do not have to pay property taxes or homeowner’s insurance or shell out huge amounts of money for major home maintenance projects, right? As Joshua Paladino reports, you might be surprised at what renters are paying for each month. Continue reading

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Cost-Effective Ways to Get Around Urban Areas

We have more ways to get around our cities than ever before: subways, buses, taxis, driving, or ride-sharing options like Uber or Lyft. But which ones are the smartest options for cost and convenience. Kirsten Cameron finds out. Continue reading

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Should You Rent or Buy?

Owning a home can be the greatest investment a person can make, but Americans are still timid to buy again after the financial crisis caused their home values to plummet and cost them lots of money. As the economy improves, how can you determine whether you’re in a good position to buy a home or whether you’re better off renting. Joshua Paladino helps us figure out when to make that leap. Continue reading

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Hidden Taxes: The Unseen Costs

You pay taxes without even knowing it, and it happens a lot. From the gas pump to your cell phone bill, taxes are secretly bumping up the totals you pay. Micah Rate details how hidden taxes impact our lives in … Continue reading

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Budgeting: Strategies, Tools, and the Importance of a Rainy Day Fund

One of the smartest things young adults can do is learn how to manage their money responsibly at the beginning of their professional lives. But where do you start? How do you create a budget? And how do you keep … Continue reading

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Family Financing: Do You Have Enough Money to Raise a Child?

Planning to start a family is an exciting time but it also carries some major financial concerns. Can one parent afford to stay home? How much does it cost to raise a child or send them to daycare? Katie Pearson … Continue reading

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