Tips for Open Houses in the Winter

Tips for Open Houses in the Winter Selling a home in the winter may feel like an impossible task. However, it is actually a great time to list your home. With fewer homes on the market, there is less competition. But you also want to go the extra mile to ensure the...

Pros and Cons of Selling your House in the Winter

Pros and Cons of Selling your House in the Winter Summer is the hot time to sell homes. Drive down any suburban street and you will see sale sign after sale sign. And while it is the prime selling time, it is not the only time of year you can successfully sell a home....

Is it Ever Smart to Open a Credit Card?

Everywhere you turn, advertisements encourage you to open up a credit card—or multiple credit cards. Print and TV ads all seem to suggest your life will be better with one. And you receive mailings assuring you that you are pre-qualified for the next, greatest card...

Debt can be Scary: How to Teach Your Teens About Debt

We only want the best for our children. And we want to send them out into the world fully equipped to face whatever life throws at them. However, sometimes what they need to learn may feel overwhelming and daunting to address. Debt is one of those scary topics. But...

How to Win in a Multiple Offer Situation

Landing your dream home in a hot real estate market can feel daunting. Often, sellers will land multiple offers within hours of listing their home on MLS. Losing out on a home in a multiple offer situation is frustrating, but not necessarily avoidable. However, there...

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

Can Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score? Student loans are debts owed to a lender. So they will help your credit score, provided you pay on time. Your on-time payments will be reported to the three major credit bureaus and will boost your credit score. So as long...