Andrea Murad Archive
Published August 17, 2012
A new baby can cost almost $10,000 during the first year, and if parents don't plan and execute a budget correctly, they can wind up in massive debt.
Published August 16, 2012
No matter the culture or employees’ happiness levels, every office has gossip. Non-work related talk at work can damage your career but, if you’re smart, it can also help.
Published August 14, 2012
Lenders have imposed more stringent underwriting guidelines and now require more information to make an informed lending decision. While the process can seem invasive, many experts pin the housing collapse to consumers borrowing too much against their home and lenders granting loans homeowners couldn’t afford.
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.