Posts Tagged ‘monthly payments’

  For many college students, loans are the only possible way to pay for tuition and other expenses. If you will be borrowing money to pay for college, some of the following are some student loan mistakes you’ll want to avoid: Not exploring all of your options College students will often have a few options […]

If you’re shopping for a car, you’ll have a few different options. If you don’t want to buy, you could potentially lease a car. If you would prefer to purchase, you could apply for a car loan, or you could possibly pay for a car in cash. Depending on the type of car you want, […]

Certain decisions can quickly turn your credit upside down, and many consumers may not realize what happened until it’s too late. Some common credit mistakes that are made often include:  Only making minimum payments One common misconception when it comes to credit is that making timely, minimum payments is all it takes to maintain good […]

Certain decisions can quickly turn your credit upside down, and many consumers may not realize what happened until it’s too late. Some common credit mistakes that are made often include: Applying for too much credit Applying for too much credit can cost you in a couple different ways. The more credit card accounts and loans […]

If the first of the month is coming up and you know you won’t have the money to pay for the rent anytime soon, here’s what you can do: Ask about getting out of your lease early If you feel that your situation is more long-term and you know it’s going to be a while […]

If something unexpected happens—for instance, you lose your job—you may quickly fall behind on monthly expenses, especially if you don’t have an emergency fund. Because rent is often one of the bigger monthly expenses, it can be difficult to come up with this type of money during a financial crisis. Falling behind on rent can […]

It can be perplexing when you think you’re doing all the right things to improve your credit, only to see your credit score drop instead. Whether substantially, or even by just a few points, seeing your score go down can be frustrating, especially if you aren’t sure of the cause. While it can sometimes be […]

     It can be perplexing when you think you’re doing all the right things to improve your credit, only to see your credit score drop instead. Whether substantially, or even by just a few points, seeing your score go down can be frustrating, especially if you aren’t sure of the cause. While it can sometimes […]

If you’re somewhat unfamiliar with HOAs and you’re still on the fence, weigh both the pros and cons to determine if a home with an HOA is right for you: The HOA regulates many, many things You’d assume that as the homeowner, you’re in complete control of how your home exterior will look. But if […]

During the house hunting process, you’ll likely encounter a lot of properties that are part of an HOA—or Homeowners Association—especially when looking at townhomes, condos, and new constructions. Some people will purposely avoid properties that are part of an HOA, whereas others might actually seek these properties out. If you’re somewhat unfamiliar with HOAs and […]