Archive for September, 2011

7 rules for secure online shopping

September 30th, 2011 Mark Sandvig

With the click of the mouse, shoppers can buy nearly any product online – from groceries to cars, from insurance policies to home loans. According to Forrester Research, 60% of U.S. consumers shop online at least once per quarter. And while that percentage continues to grow, there is still widespread concern about the safety of […]

How to request and review your credit report

September 21st, 2011 Doug Benjamin

Although your credit score only consists of three digits, it’s a complicated and often times exasperating part of your financial life. While it can be challenging to understand exactly how your credit score comes to be, it’s much simpler to request and review your credit report. A credit report is essentially a file on you, […]

Becoming an empty-nester: 6 things you need to consider

September 14th, 2011 Doug Benjamin

As your children become more independent and establish their own families and careers, you’ll find yourself with more time, more money and, more than likely, more space. With retirement just around the corner, the challenge as an empty nester is to put those extra resources to good use. We’ve put together six key action items […]

5 smart money moves for recent college graduates

September 9th, 2011 Sandy Bailey

If you’ve recently graduated from college and started your first job, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with new financial responsibilities. After all – the prospect of student loans, employer tax forms and budgeting can quickly become overwhelming. Nonetheless, this time in your life is a great opportunity to establish good financial habits. We’ve put together five […]