Entries by Dodie Cason

Joint or Separate Checking Account?

For a long time, the blending of assets between couples was considered fundamental to marriage. It helped couples practice trusting each other with both day to day, and important, financial decisions. However, this tradition was based on standards where couples married early, and grew their wealth together. With adults marrying increasingly late, this model may […]

Basic Tips to Use Credit Cards Wisely

Your credit score should stay in good shape; it goes without saying. You don’t want to hurt it, probably reducing your chances of borrowing money when you need it the most. With this in mind, using your credit card wisely is just one of the ways you can boost your credit score. Let’s dive right […]

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

The spring is a time for new beginnings. We clean out our wardrobes and get rid of old furniture, to make room for new things. Your financial situation can also benefit from a spring cleaning spree, especially if it is in a state of neglect. Here is how you can spring clean your finances back […]

4 Ways to Increase the Monthly Amount Going Into Your Savings

A strong saving habit is one of the main building blocks for realizing your financial goals. Regardless of how much you earn, you can grow your monthly savings, and put your financial plans into overdrive. Below is a brief overview of ways through which you can increase your monthly savings. Set Specific and Attainable Savings […]

Tips for Finding a Job in the New Year

The beginning of a year presents the perfect time for people to reflect on the past year. It’s a time when people make resolutions, among which is to get employed. Others might want to change careers and look for greener pastures. Resignations have been on a steady rise since 2001. In 2018, 2.3% of employees […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of DIY Taxes

It is not easy to understand the nitty-gritty of the federal tax code. Considering the new tax regulations being passed now and then, it may be very difficult to determine how much you owe the state. Preparing your own tax returns can translate to huge savings in tax preparation fees. However, the reverse is true […]