Commonly Forgotten Moving Expenses to Consider

Many people are aware of typical household moving costs, such as hiring a moving company and renting a truck, but don’t consider things like extra insurance and cleaning costs. Those expenses can be shocking, stressful and add up quickly.

Starting early, doing research and creating a budget can help any move.

Should You Downsize Your Home for Retirement?

When the kids left for college, you had big dreams for their unoccupied bedrooms. Your daughter’s room had potential to become the art studio you’ve always wanted. And your son’s room? Say Namaste to your new yoga studio.

Now, as you look back, you realize those rooms have barely changed. So moving toward retirement, you’re starting to wonder if you really need all the extra space. To help you make educated decisions about your retirement options, here are four things to consider as you decide if downsizing is the right choice for you.

Making the Move to College

Packing and driving tips to help you transport your budding scholar. Making the transition from live-at-home high school student to … Continued

The ABCs of ARMs: Decoding Mortgage Jargon

What was the last purchase you researched before buying? Was it a $50 toaster, or maybe a $200 smartphone? What about a $200,000 house?

Buying a house may be the most expensive purchase you ever make, and a little mortgage education can go a long way toward getting you a good deal. Here are a few mortgage terms you should brush up on before signing on any dotted lines.