Tips & Tools, by Mechel Glass Jul 27, 2015

Among the toughest decisions we face every day is making a short-term sacrifice in the hopes that it will pay off as a long-term gain. This is difficult for 2 reasons – first, we must give up something we want now, and second, we are hoping that the long-term gain is actually worth the sacrifice.

It’s important to apply this logic to our financial lives.

Success, by Jessica Streit Jul 22, 2015

If you don’t aim high you are likely to procrastinate. When you say to yourself, “I want to get out of debt in 10 years,” you give yourself plenty of time to put it off. But when you make the goal harder to achieve, you have no choice but to tackle it full on without slacking off.

Failure, by Banks Jul 20, 2015
50 cent money

We take a look back at how Curtis Jackson made his money.

Life, by T.L. Jul 17, 2015

In my opinion, being rich doesn’t necessarily mean having lots of money. To me, ‘rich’ means having enough money to be comfortable, but while living a fulfilled and balanced life that’s full of great relationships.

Some people work so much to earn money that they end up neglecting their family, friends, and even themselves. Do you ever feel like you’re selling your soul doing work that you hate? Unfortunately, you are not alone.

Life, by Banks Jul 16, 2015
Mailbox Identity Theft

Checks, financial statements, identifying information, and much more passes through the chain of the mail service, and it can be vulnerable at any time.

Life, by Banks Jul 15, 2015
Reverse Mortgate Pros Cons

A retirement free from financial worry may now be well within reach, especially when you own a home that is ripe with equity.

Life, by Banks Jul 09, 2015
City Rent For Millennials

According to a Bloomberg analysis prepared by real estate website Zillow, 23 of the largest 50 cities have rental homes that are unaffordable for millennials.

Tips & Tools, by Rachel G. Jul 08, 2015

It has been an absolute whirlwind these last 5 weeks since we had our first baby. We read, researched, prepped, and read some more – only to find we were still rather overwhelmed by this new person in our lives.

As much of a rollercoaster ride this short time has been, we’ve certainly learned many lessons – particularly money-saving lessons.

Life, by Banks.com Contributor Jul 07, 2015

While you are responsible for making smart money choices wherever you go, location can still play a major role when it comes to your finances. Some states have stronger job markets, while others have higher average incomes. When you account for taxes and the cost of living, you realize that a dollar earned here is different from a dollar earned there.

Tips & Tools, by Banks Jul 07, 2015
Should Refinance Mortgage

Refinancing two mortgages allows you to consolidate your loans into one payment, often lowering your monthly bill. You may also find lower rates under the right circumstances.

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