Summer is here, and it’s time to buy a new car. We know that the car-buying process can be overwhelming – especially when you’re trying to get the best deal. We interviewed Berry Ellis, the AVP of Consumer Lending here at Gulf Winds to get answers to some of the questions we hear the most.
School is out for the summer, and you’re probably thinking that you have a break from the stress of thinking about anything school related. But if you have a student who will be a junior or senior in high school next school year, it’s time to get serious about college.
One of the most popular scams involves someone asking you to wire money to them or a company. Maybe you were contacted by a “friend” asking you for financial help; or you’ve been told you won a contest or lottery and that you have to pay taxes or fees before your prize can be paid out.
You may think that your personal finances are above your children’s head, but it is never too early to begin teaching smart money habits. You want the best for your kids and to provide them with all the tools they need to be successful as they grow up. Part of that foundation is helping them understand the value of earning, spending, saving and investing money.
If you’re finding the costs of your wedding to be higher than you anticipated, you’re not alone. According to popular wedding magazine The Knot, the average American wedding costs upward of $35,000. That’s a lot of money to spend on one day, especially for twenty- and thirty-somethings.
There has probably been one time or another that you’ve joked about wishing you had a money tree growing in your backyard. While you can’t plant a tree that magically sprouts dollar bills, you can learn how to boost your income and investing to improve your finances over time.
Technology has exploded in the last decade and has greatly improved many aspects of our lives – including how we bank. Unfortunately, as the use of technology increases, so do instances of fraud.
Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting family vacation, a new family car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, we’re sharing some ideas on how to save as a family.