Financial Advice

Millennials Are Leasing More Cars, Should You?

Posted Sep 15, 2015 by Ashley Kane

Still dreaming about the luxury car you can’t afford? Many millennials no longer are, thanks to leasing. Consider the benefits and the drawbacks to find out if leasing a car is the right option for you. 

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Organize Your Finances in 3 Steps

Posted Dec 05, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Everyone feels the pressure to get their finances in order, especially when increased spending kicks in during the holidays. But let’s face it: tackling good personal finance habits and seeking financial help is especially overwhelming when everything—from your bank statements, to your bills, to your financial focus—is in disarray.

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I Got a Raise! What Do I Do With It?

Posted Oct 27, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

There’s a million ways to measure how much you’re winning at life. Getting a raise? Certainly one of them. After you’ve toasted your accomplishment, reward yourself with the gift of long-term financial security by mapping out a plan for your new income.

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Emergency Savings Fund Essentials

Posted Oct 15, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: having an emergency savings stash is critical to your financial well-being. While there are plenty of ways that you can control your spending and increase your savings, some financial necessities are less predictable. But since happening upon an unforeseen financial woe is almost certain, it’s best to be prepared.

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Forget Budget Apps: Here's How Your Phone Can Help Your Finances

Posted Sep 05, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

I was going to write a blog post about the best budget apps for your smartphone, but I decided against it. Journalists, bloggers, and techies have already app-reviewed the heck out of personal finance products. What’s far more difficult than finding the perfect budgeting app is finding the motivation to follow through with using it.

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The Advantages of Using a Credit Card

Posted Aug 15, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Are you taking advantage of your credit cards? Some people worry about the security and spending risks associated with using credit cards, but the perks of disciplined card use are plenty. EverQuote spoke with John Ulzheimer, Credit Expert at, to learn how to get rewards, to raise your credit score, and to simplify budgeting with your credit card.

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Improve Your Personal Finances with Psychology

Posted Aug 01, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

If it’s true that money is the root of all evil, you don’t want to spend every waking minute thinking about your finances. Yet, a constant bombardment of advertisements, bills, and financial stress makes it hard to let down your spending and saving guard, even for a moment. Amid the plethora of financial advice about saving money and planning for the future, a more valuable lesson might be learning how to handle your finances wisely without having money on your mind.

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How to Find a Financial Advisor

Posted Jul 18, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Here’s the funny thing about your personal finances: you shouldn’t always keep them to yourself. Getting professional guidance that is personally catered to your financial situation, no matter your age or income level, helps you stay motivated and on track to a stable fiscal future. This post explains exactly how to locate and what to look for in a quality financial planner.

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Are Americans Financially Independent? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Jul 01, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

For the Fourth of July, you'll be snacking on barbecue food and waving around sparklers in celebration of American Independence. One freedom most American don't have, however, is financial freedom from debt. Our infographic reveals the surprising numbers and offers tips for debt management.

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6 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Posted Jun 30, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

But while the advantages of credit card use are numerous, misusing your card(s) can lead to serious financial straits. It’s much easier to swipe your card and to spend excessively than to deal with debt, so make sure that you raise your credit-card-consciousness before you step out the door. Avoiding a few common mistakes will help to keep your credit in the clear.

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