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How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income Rewarding careers don’t always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the time of year. This uneven cash flow makes budgeting especially challenging, but it’s… Read More

How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your… Read More

Getting Hitched Doesn’t Need to Mean Marrying Finances

Getting Hitched Doesn’t Need to Mean Marrying Finances Marriage generally implies that two homes and lives become one. Should it also involve a complete merging of earnings, assets and expenses? With money arguments being one of the leading causes of failed marriages, combining finances can be scary. For some couples it’s the right approach, but… Read More

10 Tips To Get A Home Ready For Sale

10 Tips To Get A Home Ready For Sale Preparing to sell your home can be difficult. You have to create enough ambiance so that buyers can envision themselves living there but make sure it’s not so cluttered that all they see is you. Make some changes inside and out to get top dollar for… Read More

How to Improve Your Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score Almost no one is perfect when it comes to credit scores. The average score for Americans has been inching up over the past decade and is now close to 700. Many lenders consider that a good number, but the highest possible score is 850,  according to Fair Isaac Corp.,… Read More