Approximately 44% of American adults currently have an auto loan, which represents a cumulative debt load of more than $1.1 trillion across the country. Average monthly payments for these loans typically range from $350-400 for used vehicles and $525 or so for new vehicles, which is no small amount when you consider the alternative of owning an older car outright with zero monthly payments! If you want to be freed from your auto loans for good – at least until your next car, if you choose to go the finance route again – then there are plenty … [Read more...] about 6 Tricks to Help Pay Off Your Car Loan Ahead of Schedule
What would happen to your family members if you passed away unexpectedly? This is one of the most-dreaded questions any adult could hear, but it’s also one of the most important questions to consider because doing nothing could leave your family on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars (if not more) for medical expenses, debt repayments and funeral costs if they’re dependent on your income in any way. Life insurance is the most common preventive measure against the severe financial consequences associated with losing one or more … [Read more...] about Ethos Life Insurance Review – Fast Approval of Term Life Insurance
Renters insurance is essential for anyone who does not own a home. Renters insurance is actually a misnomer. It really should be thought of as personal property insurance since it is designed to insure your personal possessions and not just for renters. It can apply for a wide range of other people as well such as college students, storage unit owners, and many others. Since college students typically rent an apartment or live in a dorm room, renters insurance can be a valuable asset for them to have. Renters insurance will protect the … [Read more...] about Why College Students Need Renters Insurance
Like millions of other Americans, I took my two little boys to see the movie, The Lorax, this weekend. The Lorax is, of course, the big screen adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ famous children’s book of the same name. You can learn a lot of lessons from Dr. Seuss’ stories, and there are financial lessons from The Lorax that you can take away as well. I had actually never read the book before. I’m more of a Green Eggs And Ham and Horton Hears A Who kind of guy, but I have to say that it was a great movie that followed the book very close. I’m … [Read more...] about A Financial Lessons From The Lorax By Dr. Seuss
I’m scared to death of getting sued. We now live in a litigious society where everyone is very quick to sue anyone for almost anything. The potential damage to your personal finances after getting sued, even if you win the case, can be devastating. Often times, your insurance company will settle a case for you, but you could quickly find your rates rising or your coverage being canceled altogether. There is one way to protect yourself from a potential lawsuit swamping your liability coverages on your insurance policies and reaching … [Read more...] about Why You Need Umbrella Insurance
If you’ve gone through a rough few months (or years) and your credit score has taken a serious hit as a result of problematic spending, missed payments, too much debt or other common financial problems, then you’re not alone. As many as 12% of Americans have credit scores lower than 550 and over 50 million Americans don’t have a credit score at all. Of course, shared credit woes are not valid reasons for sitting back and doing nothing while your credit score plunges into the “fair” or “poor” ranges. Instead, you should do everything … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Rebuild Credit?