Budgeting Tips Everyone Should Know

Traditionally, the curriculum in elementary and secondary schools hasn’t included any kind of personal finance courses (or chapters, even). So, it’s no wonder that so many adults find themselves crushed by debt or living paycheck to paycheck. It’s time to nip that in the bud! Here are some basic budgeting tips that everyone needs to know.

Mortgages 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make with your money. But not everyone has the money to pay for a house in full at once. This is where a mortgage comes into play. Implemented after The Great Depression to help stimulate the economy, mortgages help just about anyone increase their wealth. Before mortgages, a buyer had to provide a 50% down payment with the remaining loan from the seller. Now, banks and other lenders ask for a cool 20% down payment and charge interest on your remaining balance. But what makes up a mortgage? Here’s everything you need to know about mortgages, mortgage rates, and what’s considered for you to get one.

How to Avoid Getting Bad Credit

Your credit score is usually a number between 300 and 900. The higher the number, the better the credit score. Improve your credit score by: paying bills on time, saying under your credit limit, reduce your credit balance, lengthen your credit history, and limit credit checks.

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