How to Switch Banks — Your Step-By-Step Guide

How to Switch Banks — Your Step-By-Step Guide

I’m thinking of using a new bank after some … disappointments … last year. Here’s how to switch banks if you’re ready to take advantage of a new financial institution. Last year, I did something relatively unusual for me: I used my debit card at a store. I’m not sure that my debit card number… Continue Reading

How do You Care for the Aging Family Members in Your Life?

How do You Care for the Aging Family Members in Your Life?

As your loved ones get older, caring for them can require an expenditure of time and money. Here are some ideas for caring for aging family members. Last week, I visited my grandpa in Arizona as part of spring break. He’s getting ready to move into an assisted living facility (complete with memory care). As… Continue Reading

Tax Prep Review: H&R Block Tax Pro Go

Tax Prep Review: H&R Block Tax Pro Go

This post is sponsored by H&R Block. One of my life’s greatest pleasures has long been turning my documents over to someone else to prepare. Read this review of H&R Block Tax Pro Go to see if it’s a way for you to get that same feeling for a reasonable cost. As many of you… Continue Reading

Know Your Options Before Getting a Mortgage

Know Your Options Before Getting a Mortgage

I’m not sure I’ll even buy a house again, but I well-remember the process. Getting a mortgage can be excruciating. Here are some of the options you need to be aware of before you take the plunge. Before securing a home it’s important to understand all the different types of mortgages offered by lenders. You… Continue Reading

Should You Buy A Franchise Or Start Your Own Business?

Should You Buy A Franchise Or Start Your Own Business?

One of the best ways to diversify your income is to start your own business. However, that can be time-intensive and have the possibility of failure. Another way to be your own boss is to buy a franchise. Here’s how to decide. In the early years of running a business, you may stay up at nights worrying about how… Continue Reading