Category Archives: Smart About Money

Smart About Money: Should a parent co-sign on child’s car loan?

While it is generally not a good idea to co-sign a loan for an adult friend or family member who may have well-known problems managing their finances, co-signing an auto loan (or apartment lease) for a son or daughter is a different situation. Should you do it? The answer is … it depends. It depends on the child. It depends on the car or apartment. It depends on the parent.

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Smart About Money: A Case For Honest And Clear Lending Costs

Have you booked a ticket for an airline flight lately? The pricing options for seating, boarding priority and luggage allowed have exploded. It can be time-consuming to figure out the most cost-effective option. It’s all too easy to miss the “old days” when buying a plane ticket didn’t seem to involve so much nickel & diming.

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Smart About Money: Military service pays dividends now and later

Earlier this year, there was a report in The Washington Post about a teacher in Southern California who called U.S. service members “the lowest of our low.”

Apparently the school district was “deluged by thousands of emails, many from veterans, active-duty troops and military family members.”

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