The Secret to Buying a Home That You Can Afford

When the desire to become a homeowner latches onto your heart, it’s all too easy to lose your mind and ignore your budget. Even on our most recent adventure—our fifth time around—my husband and I had difficulty keeping our priorities in the forefront. It becomes even tougher when friends and family members are encouraging you to buy because It’s the […]

When Should a Couple Rent vs. Buy a Home?

Note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Riner of Zillow.com Most individuals dream of becoming homeowners one day. Home-ownership is not a reality for everyone, and purchasing property is one of the riskiest and most profitable investments. However, most financiers would agree that buying trumps renting. Rent can cost more than a fixed-rate mortgage, […]

4 Tips for Going Back to School…After You’re Married

Note: This is a guest post from Amanda Brown. Getting a better education is stressful, and adding marriage into the equation can certainly take the stress level up a notch. So what’s the best way to handle going back to school when you’re all grown up and married? Here are four tips to help reduce […]

5 Workplace Lessons for a Healthier Marriage

Have you ever worked for a dysfunctional company? Odds are you have, and you probably were very unhappy. By the same token, if you have been blessed to work for a terrific company, you probably really enjoyed your time there. As someone who has experienced both, I have learned there are practices that successful companies have […]

6 Questions to ask before saying “I Do!” to college loans

How is it possible you are thinking about and discussing college preparation, possible school choices, and potential education costs with your children? Didn’t you just graduate? It may seem like just yesterday you were considering those decisions for yourself, but times have changed, and so have the stakes: College costs have risen dramatically—1,220% in the […]