Author: Bea Bischoff

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Gifting money to your kids for college tuition

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Fall means freshly sharpened pencils and the sound of thousands of parents sighing as first-semester college tuition bills hit their mailboxes. While many parents want to help their …

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How much are closing costs on a new home?

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Congrats if you’ve saved for a down payment on a new place. That’s a huge chunk of change, but dig deeper, because closing costs average 2% …

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Can I take out a personal loan while unemployed?

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As more people face unemployment, it’s important to fully understand the many financial options available. From unemployment to stimulus checks, there are options out there when …

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A beginner’s guide to DeFi

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The future is here, and while the flying cars that were promised haven’t arrived yet, the finance world is speeding full-force into the future with everything …

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Fee-based vs. fee-only financial planners

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Although “fee-based” and “fee-only” financial planners sound similar, they both have different fee structures and different obligations to investors. Here’s what you need to know about …

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What is joint tenancy?

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Getting ready to buy a new home with your partner? Here’s what you need to know about joint tenancy which is one common way couples take …

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Tips on buying a foreclosed home

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If you’re scanning real estate websites, you’ve likely noticed homes listed as foreclosures or bank-owned properties. Sometimes the prices on these homes can seem like a …

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Pros & cons of working after retirement

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It’s easy to assume that when it comes time for retirement, retirees are happy to leave the workforce to pursue more leisurely activities. But according to the …

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Do you need help with student loan debt?

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Student loans can be difficult to manage. If you need student loan debt help, you’re not alone. According to Bloomberg News, more than $166.4 billion worth of …

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The cost of driving versus flying

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Whether you’re heading to Vegas for a wild weekend adventure or trekking across the country to celebrate the holidays with your in-laws, chances are you spend …

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Do you need a rainy day fund?

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Imagine you’ve just paid your rent, put a little cash towards your credit card bill and budgeted out your remaining paycheck to cover groceries, bills and …