Should You Use Your 401(k) As A Down Payment On A New Home?

You’ve been hunting for weeks and have finally found your dream home in a neighborhood where you could spend years. Additionally, you already know where you want to hang the Flat Screen TV and figured out the color scheme for throughout the home. One problem: Where do you get your [...]

By |2017-11-27T15:32:49+00:00November 30th, 2017|Finance, Real Estate|Comments Off on Should You Use Your 401(k) As A Down Payment On A New Home?

In The Event Of A Divorce, What Happens To Your Student Loan Debt?

If going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, part of this process includes dividing up your assets—this includes your student debt. There are certain things you need to be aware of that can affect how your student loan debt is divided up. First and foremost is when you took out [...]

By |2017-11-27T13:41:27+00:00November 28th, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on In The Event Of A Divorce, What Happens To Your Student Loan Debt?

9 Easy Ways To Improve Your Life Before The End Of The Year

The Thanksgiving turkey is gone along with the cranberries and stuffing, so is Black Friday. Next up, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Before you know it, the ball will be dropping in Times Square and 2018 will be here. As you take time to reflect on the past year – its [...]

By |2017-11-27T13:56:35+00:00November 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 9 Easy Ways To Improve Your Life Before The End Of The Year

VA Loans Aren’t Just For Veterans—They Are For Active Duty Too

There is a misconception currently out there that VA Loans are only for veterans. That is just simply not true. VA loans can also be used by active duty personnel. According to Bankrate, the VA guaranteed 85,000 loans last year for service personnel, which was a 24 percent increase from [...]

By |2017-11-21T13:00:25+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Finance|Comments Off on VA Loans Aren’t Just For Veterans—They Are For Active Duty Too

Nelnet to Acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. for $150 Million

In a cash transaction, Nelnet, one of the biggest loans servicers in the nation, will be acquiring Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. for $150 million. With this consolidation within the student loan servicing sector, Nelnet will now become the largest servicer of Federal loans according to Forbes. This is how [...]

By |2017-11-21T13:01:49+00:00November 21st, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on Nelnet to Acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. for $150 Million

Sealing The Deal: Making The Offer And Closing

After hours of hitting open houses, and going back and forth with your Realtor, you’ve finally found a home and want it to be yours. Next, it’s time to make an offer. But have you found a real estate agent? Put your credit in order, chosen a mortgage lender, determined your down [...]

By |2017-11-20T15:13:55+00:00November 20th, 2017|Real Estate|Comments Off on Sealing The Deal: Making The Offer And Closing

How To Lower Your Utility Bills This Winter

The sun is definitely setting earlier and the temperatures are much cooler regardless of where you call home. And as temperatures outside drop, heating costs do the opposite and rise. Between colder weather and an increase in fuel prices, U.S. households may see their costs go up as much as [...]

By |2017-11-14T10:06:45+00:00November 15th, 2017|Finance|Comments Off on How To Lower Your Utility Bills This Winter