How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report

If you notice a blemish on your credit report that doesn’t belong to you, you might be wondering how to dispute the error on your credit report. Fortunately, there are several institutions in place designed to help you.

Financial Literacy, Risk Reduction

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How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report

How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report

If you notice a blemish on your credit report that doesn’t belong to you, you might be wondering how to dispute the error on your credit report. Fortunately, there are several institutions in place designed …

Financial Literacy, Risk Reduction

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What is a Target Date Fund?

What is a Target Date Fund?

A target date fund is a retirement fund that automatically reduces risk the closer you are to retirement.

Financial Literacy, Net Worth

Advanced Financial Terms

Advanced Financial Terms

Here are a few advanced financial terms that you should know along your way to mastering your money.

Financial Literacy

16 Basic Financial Terms for Managing Money

16 Basic Financial Terms for Managing Money

Getting good at managing your finances and budget requires knowing a few key concepts. We set up the following list of introductory money related concepts to help you get started on your financial journey.

Financial Literacy

Is It Better to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Is It Better to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

It is important to strike a balance between paying off debt and investing. However, it can be difficult to discern what the best option is. In this post I will discuss the tradeoffs between paying …

Financial Literacy, Homes and Real Estate

The Inverted Yield Curve and How Well It Predicts a Recession

The Inverted Yield Curve and How Well It Predicts a Recession

A description of yield curves, what it means when they invert, and a table of historical yield curve inversions with associated market tops and recessions.

Financial Literacy

Is Lump Sum Versus Dollar Cost Averaging Better?

Is Lump Sum Versus Dollar Cost Averaging Better?

Let’s say you have $12,000 cash to invest in the markets. What is the best way to deploy that money - all at once or spread out over time? It depends on your risk tolerance. …

Financial Literacy

How Asset Allocation Is Related to Net Worth and Risk

How Asset Allocation Is Related to Net Worth and Risk

Do you know what your net worth is, where it is allocated, and how much risk you are carrying? This post shows how three families with very different asset allocations fare over a five year …

Financial Literacy, Net Worth

Negotiation Tactics That Can Boost Your Financial Security

Negotiation Tactics That Can Boost Your Financial Security

Do you lack negotiation skills and assertiveness? If so then car dealerships, employers and loan sharks want to work with you! You are leaving money on the table and lining their pockets by not sharpening …

Financial Literacy

Trying to Time the Stock Market Is Like Gambling
  • March 25, 2019
  • by Emily

Trying to Time the Stock Market Is Like Gambling

You’ve heard the advice: buy low and sell high. Easier said than done. Our brains are designed to fall for the idea of timing the market. We break it down and outline better approaches.

Financial Literacy, Risk Reduction

What Is Dividend Investing?

What Is Dividend Investing?

Dividend investing is an investment strategy in which stocks with a high dividend yield and strong financial position are preferred in order to generate regular income and minimize volatility.

Financial Literacy

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership - Ignore and Pay the Price

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership - Ignore and Pay the Price

The other day a light bulb in my office burned out. Even though LEDs bulbs were more expensive up front I analyzed the available options and ended up saving $192.06 over 5 years!

Financial Literacy, Budgeting

Credit Cards vs Debit Cards Compared - Risk and Rewards
  • January 10, 2019
  • by Emily

Credit Cards vs Debit Cards Compared - Risk and Rewards

Even though they look the same, credit and debit cards have a different set of risks and benefits. Here’s a deep dive into how the two types of plastic in your wallet work behind the …

Financial Literacy

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