Finances and Money Management Made Simple

Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Effectively Boost Your Credit Score

Are you looking for effective ways to boost your credit score in the coming months? Here are three options that are worth your consideration: Get a Prepaid Card One easy way to boost your credit score is to get yourself a prepaid credit card that will report to the major credit agencies each time you make a payment toward the credit card. While you'll have to add money to the card before you can use it at first, with regular responsible use you should be able to earn some real credit after a certain period of time. Read More 

How To Handle Your Tax Bill

If you were looking forward to getting your big chunk of money back from the IRS this year only to find out that you actually owe money to them, you might be a little scared. Nobody wants to owe money to anyone, let alone to the IRS. If you only owe them a little bit of money, you may be able to pay it back easily, but if you owe them quite a bit, it could be a struggle. Read More 

Is Bankruptcy Right For You? What To Consider Before Filing

If you are having issues with your financial affairs and can't seem to keep up on top of all of your bills, you likely want a solution that will work. Some individuals consider bankruptcy as a way to get a hold of their financial future and get a fresh start. If you're considering filing for bankruptcy, you want to make sure that you know exactly what you're getting into and that you're fully prepared. Read More 

Important Tips For Planning For Your Retirement

Whether you are planning to retire from your job in the next few years or decades from now, these financial planning tips will greatly help your bottom line when the time comes:  Tip: Crunch the Numbers for Your Current and Future Lives If you do not have a household budget for now or for your retirement, then now is the perfect time to start working on them. Before you can retire, you first need to know how much money your life currently costs you. Read More 

Why Would You Get A Second Mortgage?

If you have faithfully paid your mortgage loan and have built up some equity in the house, you can use the equity as collateral for a second mortgage. Here are some of the instances in which this second mortgage may come in handy: If You Want To Improve Your Home Selling a home costs money. Yes, you read that right; you need to invest some money to sell your current home that will, hopefully, net you even more money. Read More 

About Me

Finances and Money Management Made Simple

While it wasn't my favorite subject in school, I have always been very good at math. When I started college, I decided to major in finance, because I thought it would be easy for me since I was so good at math. I learned that I was very wrong! My finance classes were tough, but due to my dedication to completing my bachelor's degree with a great GPA, I studied and performed well in them. I am now in graduate school, and while it keeps me busy, I want to "pay it back" to society and decided to start a blog to share what I have learned about investments, accounting, and general money managing. I feel like there are so many people who need advice and don't know who to turn to. I plan to make blog posts as often as I can, so please come back and learn!