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The DIY Financial Plan; No Advisor Needed

How To Create Your Own Financial Plan Without An Advisor

You don’t have to hire a professional to get your financial life in order. Here are steps for putting together your own financial plan. It’s not complicated or hard, it just takes some time and thought.

How Much Do Financial Advisors Cost?

How Much Do Financial Advisors Cost

Not all financial advisors are equal. There are financial planners, wealth managers and brokers, just to name a few. Before you hire an advisor, determine which type you need and how they charge for their services.

Debt-to-Income Ratio: The Little Number Your Bank Cares About (And You Should Too)

What Does Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Have to Do with Your Credit

When shopping for a mortgage, one of the things that lenders will look at is your debt-to-income ratio. If this ratio is too high, it may keep you from getting approved. Don’t take any chances — know your debt-to-income and take steps to keep it at a healthy level.

With Lots of Student Loans, Which Debts Should You Pay First?

Which student loans should you pay off first?

Congrats, grad: Your crazy student loans are coming due! How do you know which student loans to pay first? Attorney Natalie Bacon graduated from law school with $208K in student debt and — not surprisingly — has some thoughts on the subject.