Andrea Murad Archive
Published August 13, 2012
Many students are graduating with some extra baggage—to the tune of $28,000 in student loans. Grads need to detail their income and spending to avoid falling into debt and making sure they have enough to make ends meet.
Published August 10, 2012
Buying a car can be a tedious process—especially when it comes to negotiating the final cost. A car is a major purchase and many drivers take out an auto loan, but the right financing that won’t pinch your budget is just as important of finding a car with the right leg space.
Published August 03, 2012
Retirement planning rules tend to be very specific to individuals’ financial situation, lifestyle, retirement plans and location. But there is one rule experts tend to agree on: Pay off your mortgage before entering your golden years. Here's how to do it.
Published July 24, 2012
It’s a buyer’s housing market right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best time for you to buy.
Published July 19, 2012
Everyone wants to hear positive and glowing remarks from a manager about their work performance, but a bad review doesn’t signal the end of a career.
Published July 09, 2012
Quick you have 30 seconds, how do you present yourself to a potential employer?
Published July 03, 2012
Whether you served in the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard, you have many skills that employers want, like leadership, perseverance, willpower and discipline. How you market yourself, experts say, will make the job-hunting process more efficient and smooth.
Published June 28, 2012
What happens when a family member is struggling to make ends meet and asks to borrow money? Whether you co-sign a bank loan or lend money outright, you’re putting your capital and credit on the line when becoming a bank of last resort.
Published June 18, 2012
Stealing a child’s identity is much easier than stealing an adult’s and it’s a clean slate, making the information much more coveted. There are red flags to help parents know their child’s identity may have been compromised--here’s what they need to be on the look for.
Published June 11, 2012
After donning caps and gowns, it’s time for grads to start a career and venture into adulthood which includes managing money and creating a financial plans, and experts say parents should be an integral part of putting this plan into action.