Once a skimmer has gathered card information, the info can be used to make illegal purchases. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself (and your money!) against card fraud. Following these helpful tips will help protect you and your information from skimmers.
Life happens in stages, and we learn money in stages too. There are all sorts of “money milestones” from earning your first dollar to buying your first car. Not to mention everything that happens in-between! We all want our kids to develop good money habits. And part of that is learning how money works. But explaining big financial concepts in kid terms can sometimes be hard.
Ever wondered where the cheery, midsummer celebration got its start? Or why Christmas trees reemerge every July in stores along with Christmas music? But the tradition is actually deeply rooted in friendship and fun and got its start right here in the South.
This is a tough question that takes more than just looking at what you can afford for a mortgage payment to answer. There are pros and cons to both options. Ultimately, it depends on your financial situation, long-term plans and the real estate market. But if you’re trying to decide which is best for you, answering these five questions should help!
“Credit score” is a term you’ll hear over and over again, and it’s one of the most important numbers when it comes to your finances. A credit score is a representation of your credit history and is represented by a three-digit number ranging between 300-850.
Life seems to happen in stages. You grow up. You work hard. You buy a house. And soon enough, that house might need a little fixing. A new roof. An addition. A kitchen renovation. It’s rare for a house to remain a perfect fit for all life’s seasons, even if it started out that way. This is where your home’s equity can help!
So, you’ve decided to join the Home Ownership Club! Congrats! After deciding you’re ready to buy a home, it’s time to consider your home loan options. Getting a mortgage can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to break down the home loan process into five easy steps!
Do you think a credit card could be the next step for your financial journey? If so, congrats! Taking this next step is exciting! But before you say, “Sign me up!” there are a few more things to consider. After all, if you’re getting a credit card, we want to make sure it’s the right card for you! So, here are five things to look for when picking your first credit card.
While the biggest advantage of having a credit card is what it can do to help your credit score, there are three key other benefits of credit card ownership. All of these are things to take into consideration when evaluating if it’s the right time to open a new credit card. What's best for you will depend on your stage of life, your money habits and your financial goals.
Summertime in East Tennessee is a great time to explore the outdoors, but the heat gets to be a bit much at times. If you’re looking for a way to cool off, check out these four ideas!