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Lance Advisors Wants to Know if You Are Ready For Debt Consolidation

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: March 3, 2019 | Categories: Financial

This is a sponsored post. All opinions on debt consolidation are 100% my own. You may have heard the old saying, debt is easy to get and hard to get rid of. In many ways, this is a very accurate description, and it is easy to find that your debt load is difficult to manage. […]

7 Smart Things to Spend Your Tax Refund On

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 15, 2019 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
7 things to spend your tax refund on.

This sponsored conversation about being smart with your tax refund is brought to you by DriveTime. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.   Now that tax season is almost over, […]

Things You Need to Include in Your Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 13, 2019 | Categories: Financial

This post on budget tips and the importance of not letting your life insurance policy lapse is sponsored by Mason Finance. All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve made a budget since my early twenties… long before I got married and had a family. I like knowing where my money goes. Lucky for me, my […]

8 Reasons Why Your Family Budget Isn’t Working

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2018 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
family budget

The most common piece of financial advice that you’ll hear is that you need to have a budget. If you’re not keeping track of your spending and budgeting your money correctly, you’re never going to be in a stable financial position, and you won’t be able to save up money for the future. The problem […]

Acquisition, Development and Construction Financing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2018 | Categories: Financial

If you’re in the market for finance and have a large project in hand, then you should be looking at Acquisition, Development and, Construction Finance. Although this product is available to smaller developers and even individuals this is a risky proposition for the lender; hence why it is usually targeted at large developments. IF you […]

What is the Difference Between a Sole Proprietorship and an LLC?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 1, 2018 | Categories: Financial, Working at Home
sole proprietorship

Owning a business can involve various challenging decisions, and one might be whether to set it up as an LLC or maintain it as a sole proprietorship. One similarity between the two is that both must apply for EIN (Employer ID Number). Still, there are several differences between an LLC corporation and a sole proprietorship: […]

Seven Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2018 | Categories: Financial
sell your home

Maybe you’ve had a new baby and need to move into somewhere bigger as soon as possible, or you’ve recently got a new job across the country, and you start in a few weeks. Whatever the reason, you should know that it’s frustrating trying to sell your home quickly. You’ll sit around day after day […]

Buying a House Can Be Expensive

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2018 | Categories: Financial
Home Mortgage

Let’s face it, homes are expensive.  It costs a lot to have a place to buy a house, and that is one expense that isn’t going away anytime soon. We all need to have a place to keep our stuff and sleep at night, and having our own roof to do it under is certainly […]

So You Want to Improve Your Credit Score?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 18, 2018 | Categories: Financial

When it comes to your finances, there are always going to be things that you can do to improve your situation. Whether you know that you’re not doing too well at the moment, or you’ve just checked your credit file and you don’t like what you see, you can start to make a change. No […]

Four Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: April 15, 2018 | Categories: Financial
Tip for Entrepreneurs

Today’s web is vast, and the business opportunities it provides has created a lot of successful (and less than successful) entrepreneurs. There has never been a better time to start your own business. So, as a public service to all of those ready to take their future into their own hands, we offer four great business tips […]