Resolve to Start, Grow Your Emergency Fund in the New Year

No finance-related New Year’s resolution would be complete without including an emergency fund.   Most experts agree that you should set aside enough money to cover at least three to six months-worth of living expenses, in the event that the “worst” happens (you lose your job, you’re saddled with unexpected medical expenses – you name […]

Mistakes on your credit report? What to do about it.

Brace yourself: It’s estimated eight out of 10 of us have errors on our credit reports. A widely circulated U.S. Public Interest Research Group study found a whopping 30 percent of those mistakes involved student and auto loans, credit cards and mortgages that had been paid off years ago, but were still listed as “outstanding […]

Say Bah Humbug! to Going Broke: Holiday Budget Tips

Just because the National Retail Federation says the average shopper this season will spend around $750 on gifts – along with décor and other seasonal and party goodies – doesn’t mean you have to spend that much.   Below are a few ways to stay within your specific budget, and to zero in on what […]

Two Dozen Fascinating Facts about 12/12/12

Today is the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of the current century. This occurence won’t roll around again any time soon, and we thought it would be fun to acknowledge the day with some fascinating facts about the fine number 12.     Only 12 people have ever walked on […]