How to Invest in Yourself (Without Spending a Lot of Money)

No matter your current stage of life, there are always opportunities to spend money on bettering yourself. These include things like continued education, vocational qualifications, or professional certifications. We pursue these despite the (often high) costs — through careful planning and smart student lending — in hopes that the money spent will pay dividends in […]


Tax Day is Here! Now, What Should You Do With That Money?

Well, April 18 has finally arrived, which means that we should all have our taxes filed, signed, and sealed by midnight tonight (unless, of course, you’ve filed for an extension). Whew! What a relief to have that done, right? While there’s quite a bit to be said for adjusting your withholdings to avoid a tax […]


Get a Better Mortgage Rate Without Refinancing

For several years before 2017, mortgage interest rates just kept falling. Just when you thought they couldn’t go any lower, they did. But with the Fed’s recent announcement of an increased benchmark rate, banks are bumping up their prime lending rates. Even still, rates are quite low. Freddie Mac puts the average mortgage rate for 30-year […]


How to Request an IRS Income Tax Extension

It’s that time of year again… taxes are due in two weeks! So if you haven’t finished your returns yet, it’s time to get cracking. But what if you realize that you’re not going to make it in time? Well, I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that you […]