Personal Finance

Saving Strategies: Buying vs. Leasing a Car

As prices of new cars continue to climb, more and more people are considering leasing as a viable financing option. Although leasing is generally more expensive than financing, there are certain advantages to leasing a vehicle. A lease will typically result in a lower initial cash outlay and lower monthly payments.

Remodeling Your Home

Home improvement has become big business in the United States. American households spend billions on home improvements annually. It’s no small wonder that renovations in recent years have become more upscale, and home remodeling businesses have expanded to meet the demand for more sophisticated projects.

Plan Ahead to Ease Travel Headaches

Waiting in a winding airport security checkpoint line is just one of many potential headaches today’s travelers experience. Worrying about what to pack, what kind of identification is required, and how much cash to bring are yet others.

How to Work with a Financial Advisor

No matter what your level of investment experience or sophistication, you may benefit from developing a relationship with a financial advisor.

Home Refinancing Basics

Even though more than half of all new mortgages issued in recent years have been for homeowners refinancing their existing home loans, the decision to refinance isn’t necessarily the wisest strategy for everyone.