Home Mortgage Interest Rates: Know The Facts

Unraveling the facts about interest rates can help future home owners make wise decisions when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases they will make in their lifetime.  Read on for the skinny on interest rates, by Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, Jessica Peterson ....more

How To Dress Your Bump – Maternity Clothes For the Modern Mom

Being a Mum is a daunting, exhilarating and joyous experience. Likewise, being a Mum-to-Be has both its terrifying and wonderful moments. During this time, you are on a roller coaster ride, looking forward to meeting your little one. There’s so much going on, so many things to decide on. Do you tell your close friends and family straight away, or do you wait to the three month mark? Do you find out the sex of the baby or wait? What ...more

The Side Hustle: Second Jobs To Make Extra Money

A side hustle is a part time job, a second job, or alternate way to earn money – outside of your 9 to 5 career. The economic downturn left many well-qualified adults scrambling to earn wages that would continue to put food on the table, with many taking on a second job just to make ends meet.  According to FOX News and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S ....more

Biggest Money Regrets – Don’t Get Caught Out

According to research, those approaching retirement have a number of financial regrets, with the biggest being that they wished they had started saving for retirement sooner. For those currently in work, having an appropriate financial plan in place could be the difference between enjoying a comfortable retirement or struggling. It’s important now to make the effort to save and plan for your future; you’ll reap the benefits further down the line ....more

Car Loans: Shop Smart When Financing Your Next Car

While it’s easy to begin looking for a new car at the dealership, wandering the showroom floor, lured by the promise of “no finance charges” or “zero percent down payment”, many shoppers could save money just by beginning their hunt for a new vehicle at the bank. The secret is to get approval for financing of the car loan before ever setting foot on the car lot ....more

Making Money From The Stuff Hidden In Your Garage

Let’s face it—we use the garage as a storage space for more than our cars. Garages now have entire histories shelved and boxed away, from old computer games like the Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego to our obsolete collections of tapes and CDs to photographs we have long since digitized. We may have managed to move things into boxes, but they’re still taking up space ....more

How to Be Smart With Your Money

It is important for people to be smart with their money and budget wisely to ensure financial stability for the future. While some people find it hard to save money, especially if they are living from paycheck to paycheck, there are ways to make cutbacks, begin budgeting, and ultimately save money so that it is there when you need it in the future. While it will take time and effort, you can start getting smart with your money right away ....more

Apple shares hit after sluggish Q4 sales

Recent years have seen Apple grow significantly, especially with ranges such as the iPod and iPad performing so well, but recent figures from the technology giant suggest that their good fortune has come to a shuddering halt. The company issued a warning to the markets late last month due to results for the last quarter ....more

Saving Money at Dinner Time

  Food waste is a big problem in today’s society. Whether we are in restaurants or at home, we can all relate. But, how can we solve one of the world’s biggest problems and help our pocket books?  The answer is simple, but not necessarily easy ....more

The Guide to Cheap and Free TV

In the early days of television, the cost of entertainment was fixed and the selection limited. It consisted of a family on the couch during primetime hours, watching what was offered on free TV between the three to five channels provided. The choices were simple ....more