Three low-cost ways to capture your wedding day

This article comes from Christine Bilger from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog. You know what’s expensive? Wedding photography. You know what’s even more expensive? Videography. I’m not going to deny that I had more than a little sticker shock when I started looking for a wedding photographer. Unfortunately, I also really want a videographer – which […]


5 Shrewd Ways to Adjust Your Portfolio As You Near Retirement

Mike Lewis is a financial writer who discusses retirement planning, investment options, smart money management, and insurance. Life was good at the end of 2007 for Bill and Mary. Bill, at age 60, had enjoyed a successful career with Walgreens, one of the largest retail companies in America. His career, begun 28 years previously, enabled […]


VA loans – Understanding occupancy requirements

This post comes from Amanda Pallay at our partner site Quizzle.com. Most veterans say that some of the more confusing aspects of qualifying for a VA loan are the occupancy requirements. This usually stems from when a service member gets their PCS orders and has to move. Will they be able to rent the house? Will they […]


Investing 101 for first-time investors

This post comes from Stephanie Halligan at our partner site Quizzle.com “You want me to do what with my money?” It’s a natural response from millennials when told they should start investing while their young. Most of today’s 20-somethings, still scarred from the stock market collapse in September 2008, are down-right scared to put any of their […]


What a trip around the world taught me about money

This post comes from Jen Smialek at our partner site Quizzle.com. For the past five weeks, I’ve been fortunate enough to realize one of my wildest dreams: Taking a trip around the world. A whirlwind tour due to various professional and personal responsibilities, I flew over 30, 000 miles and visited 13 different countries in the span […]


Can You Go Completely Paperless with Your Finances?

This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Quizzle.com They say that “cash is king.” But some people would like nothing more than to overthrow his majesty in favor of electronic payments. After all, cash is dirty, insecure and hard to account for. For some, the personal check is still the standard way […]


What is cash flow?

This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com. A lot of the time, when we consider income and expenses, we think mainly in terms of how much is coming and how much is going out. When we struggle with finances, we assume that we need more money, or that we need to […]


The true cost of owning a car

This post comes from Cathy at our partner site Quizzle.com. If you’re a driver, you’ve undoubtedly thought about how much it costs to buy a car. Maybe you’ve lusted after a $500, 000 Lamborghini, while knowing you can only afford a $20, 000 Honda Civic. And you’ve probably considered the cost of purchasing a car […]


5 tips for better success when investing in P2P loans

This post, written by Miranda Marquit, is from our partner site Quizzle. Years ago, I received free money to invest in P2P loans for review purposes. I would get to keep the money, and I could write about my experience with P2P investing. I decided to accept the assignment, since the money was free, and […]


5 surprising reasons you might want life insurance

This post, written by Alden Wicker, is from our partner site LearnVest. Who depends on you for support? If we’re talking about emotional support, you can probably tick off a quick list. But when it comes to financial support, the picture gets murkier. According to a survey by LearnVest and Guardian Insurance,  almost one in five […]