Recent Articles

eFile to Get Your Tax Refund Faster

Filed in Taxes by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
eFile to Get Your Tax Refund Faster

e-file to get your tax return fasterEnjoy this moving picture show with info on using eFile to get your tax refund faster. No, this is not an ad for one of those short term tax refund loans. You should avoid those at all costs.

Read more »

First Time Home Buyer

Filed in Financial literacy, Home Buying, Mortgages by on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
First Time Home Buyer

This post’s for you, first time home buyer. You want to buy a home but may not know where to start. Lucky for you – I happen to be an expert on the subject. Does this sound like you? Pretty decent credit Steady job and income Have an idea of what you want and where […]

Read more »

How Your Credit Score Is Determined

Filed in Credit, Credit Cards, Debt, Financial literacy by on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
How Your Credit Score Is Determined

Exactly how your credit score is determined (we’re talkin’ FICO here) is somewhat of a mystery on the order of “Why are we here?” or “What’s with cats and the Internet?” This is unfortunate, since one’s credit score is uber-important to just about everything from buying a house to getting a job to signing up […]

Read more »

Home Equity Lending Is Not Dead

Filed in Debt, Financial literacy, Loans by on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Home Equity Lending Is Not Dead

According to the CreditForecast.com Household Credit Report (yes, I read that snoozer so you don’t have to), home equity borrowing is not dead. In English; people are still using the equity in their homes to borrow money. Home equity refers to the amount of your home you actually own (mortgage balance divided by home’s value […]

Read more »

Smart Snow Day Financial Activities

Filed in Financial literacy, Home Buying, Taxes by on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Smart Snow Day Financial Activities

When inclement weather keeps us off work, it’s an opportunity. Besides the joy of turning the snooze feature off altogether, its an opportunity to do those things we never seem to have time for – particularly those things that can impact our long term finances. Here, then, is this wise swine’s short list of smart […]

Read more »