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December 2021

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

December 6, 2021

It’s never too early to teach your children self-sufficiency and appreciation for what they have, especially when it comes to finances. But where (and when) do you even start? To help you navigate the subject, we’ve put together these 7 tips to teach your kids about money.

Should I Pay Off My Home Loan Early?

December 13, 2021

If you own a home, you may have imagined more than once what it would be like to say, “My house is paid off! I don’t have a mortgage anymore!”

Go ahead: Add in a little happy dance, and maybe throw a few fist pumps in the air, because paying off a mortgage is a big deal. According to 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear; for homeowners under age 65, the share of paid-off homes is 26.4%.

How to Get a Small Business Loan

December 20, 2021

You’ve decided to take your small business to the next level with a small business loan. But how do you get a small business loan? While it’s exciting to see your small business take off, applying for a loan can be complicated and intimidating. That’s why we created this 5-step guide to help you apply for a small business loan.

What is a Mutual fund and How Does it Work?

December 27, 2021

Regardless of what kind of investor you are — small or large, aggressive or conservative, or somewhere in between — mutual funds offer you diversification at a lower cost, this is often with the added benefit of professional management. For those reasons, mutual funds are one of the most popular investment vehicles for the majority of investors. So let’s take a look at what mutual funds are, and why you should consider them as part of your overall investment strategy. And before you make any investment decisions, seek out a trusted professional for investment advice.