On Mother's Day, Remembering Mom's Financial Pearls - Detroit Free Press

On Mother's Day, remembering mom's financial pearls
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

9 May 2015

Mother's Day, like many holidays, offers us wonderful opportunities to part with our cash on over-indulgent brunches, gorgeous floral displays of affection, and sparkling gemstone jewelry. But I enjoy taking time to consider the financial wisdom that Mom imparted over the years, too.

What you need to know about your FICO score - CreditCardGuide.com

What you need to know about your FICO score
Dawn Papandrea/CreditCardGuide.com

6 May 2015

You hear a lot about the importance of having a good credit score, but do you really understand how to get one? By breaking down the components that factor into your score calculation — and learning why lenders and banks care about each one — you can be more strategic about how you you go about building and improving your score.
 

Financial help free at Mercer University on Saturday - The Telegraph (Macon, GA)

Financial help free at Mercer on Saturday
Jim Gaines/The Telegraph (Macon, GA)

15 April 2015

Free financial advice is coming to Mercer University on Saturday -- open to anyone, but aimed at low- to middle-income families. It’s sponsored by the business school and GreenPath Financial Wellness, and will be held at the school’s University Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

Financial heuristics: Creating money rules to live by - CreditCards.com

Financial heuristics: Creating money rules to live by
Tamara E. Holmes/CreditCards.com

13 April 2015

We all have financial rules that we live by. Some help us save money, such as a policy of waiting 24 hours before making an impulsive purchase. Other rules end up costing us, such as a tradition of rewarding yourself with a new gadget whenever you land a new client.
 

Get Your Credit Score Ready for Homebuying Season - BankRate.com

Get Your Credit Score Ready for Homebuying Season
Jeanine Skowronski/Valley News (West Lebanon, NH) via Bankrate.com

12 April 2015

Getting ready to buy a home this spring? Make sure there aren’t any cracks in your credit. A good credit score is essential when it comes to securing a mortgage.

 

New rule may make it tougher to get reverse mortgage - Macon (GA) Telegraph

New rule may make it tougher to get reverse mortgage
Linda Morris/The Telegraph (Central Georgia)

12 April 2015

Getting a reverse mortgage may sound like the answer to a homeowner’s financial issues. Instead of the homeowner paying the lender every month as in a conventional mortgage, in a reverse mortgage, the lender sends a monthly check to the home­owner.
 

Dane County home buyer education classes see drop in participation - Wisconsin State Journal

Dane County home buyer education classes see drop in participation
Karen Rivedal/Wisconsin State  Journal

27 March 2015

Attendance at local first-time homebuyer education classes declined significantly last year, with nearly 25 percent fewer people participating, or 22 percent fewer households, compared with 2013 attendance, according to an annual report for the Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County, which largely pays for the program.
 

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