Unique Ways to Find Extra Cash

If you’re short on money this month, you have options. Here are a few ideas that you can try if you would like to bring in a little bit of extra cash.

Is Your House Wasting Energy & Costing You More Money

Reducing your home’s carbon footprint isn’t just going to help the environment. Making a few small changes around your property could end up saving you thousands of dollars a year by cutting back on your electricity and gas bills. If you are ready to make your home as efficient as possible, then here is a look at some of the most common ways that energy is wasted and what can be done to prevent them.

How Does Your Debt Compare?

Household debt continues to accumulate but not for the reason you may think. While spending is at an all-time high, so is the true debt builder: Interest. Interest rates vary across different types of loans, but the sheer amount of the loans makes the interest accumulate to staggering amounts.

5 Caveats When Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is probably the largest purchase of your entire lifetime and one single mistake can easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars. The word Caveat means “Let him beware” in Latin and it is important to remember these Caveats when buying your first home.

If you are in the market for your first home, you’re probably excited about the prospect of no long living with relatives or no longer making your landlord rich by paying his mortage. However, there are many other issues that you should consider when selecting a property. For instance, you want to make sure that the house is in a nice area close to things that you like or need. What else should you be looking out for?

Frugal Finances: 5 Ways to Save Money on Home Bills

Home expenses can creep up significantly, often without your realizing it’s happening. Price increases and the growing need for everyday services can eat into your income rapidly. But you can take control of your home expenses, if you carefully review how you are spending your money now, and make a few changes to live more frugally. Here are 5 ideas that can get you started on saving money:

10 Great Educational Family Vacations

One of the best ways to bond with your family and explore new destinations is to take a vacation together. When you want to have fun while having a getaway, it can also be the opportunity to have an educational experience. There are a few educational family vacations to consider taking when you’re ready for your next trip and want to create new memories.

What to Do When Debt is Burying You Alive

Debt is a serious financial problem. According to Credit.com 80% of Americans are in debt, 44% have mortgage debt, 41% of millennials have student loan debt, 41% have car loans and 39% have credit card debt. While some people are simply spread thin by having too many bills or high credit card payments, others are unable to make the minimum monthly payments. When this happens, you may fall deeper into debt each month, and you may be wondering what steps you can take to re-gain control over your finances or to find relief from your burdensome debt issue.

3 Factors To Consider When Calculating Your Home’s Value

When it comes time to sell your home, you will need to know how much to list it for. However, if you list it at the wrong price point, you risk either getting too little for the house or not getting any offers at all. Many people like to keep track of their home’s value even if they aren’t ready to sell.  Knowing your home’s value and subtracting how much you still owe you can tell you one factor in your “net worth” i.e. how much you own minus how much you owe. What can you do to accurately gauge the value of your property?