Financial IQ

Scary Credit Score

What’s Scarier Than Bad Credit? No Credit!

Many may pride themselves on having zero debt, but is it really the best for their financial future? Not as much as you may think. Being “credit invisible,” or having little to no credit, can make large purchases and future milestones way more challenging to achieve. It’s best to think of your credit score as an […]

Eagle’s Guide to the Cost of Living in America

The Story. It is time to discuss the condition of the cost of living in America. Over the span of just a few years, the American consumer’s cost of living has skyrocketed to insane heights. Tell me more. American workers put 40+ hours of work on the time-clock each week and their wages are still […]

How To Start Planning for Retirement in Your 20’s

Planning your retirement is probably the last thing on your mind as a young adult. Your financial priorities may include simply paying off student loans, making rent, and buying groceries, not contributing your income to retirement investments. However, investing in your retirement early gives you long-term benefits. Some benefits to contributing to your retirement in […]

Finance Tips Snowbirds

Finance Tips for Snowbirds

To ensure owning a vacation home is as relaxing as you imagined, protect your finances and your assets with advice that’s evergreen. Rent Before You Buy  Many people who are scouting a second home are dazzled by a beautiful locale and sign their savings away too quickly. They end up trying to make it back […]

Stress Free Home Moving Day

Tips to a Stress-Free Moving Day

When you’re emotionally drained, it pulls focus from the many urgent details that need attention when moving. Between hunting for a home that meets your needs for budget AND location AND space…stress continues to pile on as you adjust to your new commute, job, and roommates. With these moving preparations, you can put your energy […]

Discovering Your Home Buying Power

Discovering Your Buying Power

Whether you’re seeking the old-world charm of a rustic chateau or a trendy designer model, you should know what type of home you are eligible to pursue. With good financial sense and the right home loan advice, chances are your dream home may be within your reach. Read more on how you can determine your […]

Credit Score Inquiries

What’s the Difference Between Hard and Soft Inquiries?

At the bottom of your credit report, you’ll often notice credit inquiries made by companies. Is the list long? Are the dates close together? Are you in need of more credit? It’s okay. We’ll help you learn the types of credit inquiry and how to minimize them. What Is a Hard Inquiry? When you apply […]

Financial Benefits Owning a Home

Why Owning a Home Makes Financial Sense

In the debate of owning vs. renting, why have experts agreed that paying a mortgage is the smarter money move? On a national basis, buying a home is 37.7 percent cheaper than renting. Your location and type of home (and the length of your mortgage terms) will all influence cost, but owning a home makes […]

Eagle’s 30-Day Financial Cleanse

What is the 30-Day Financial Cleanse? It’s simple. For 30 consecutive days, you will make small changes to your lifestyle to help you save money. If you commit to this financial cleanse you will save money, enhance your credit score and start saving for dream purchases. Get started by printing out our 30-Day Financial Cleanse Calendar!  […]

What is a Credit Specialist?

Between rising education costs, increased cost of living and inflation, it’s no surprise that many Americans are in debt. A high amount of debt is typically accompanied by a low credit score. This means higher loan interest rates and premiums that can rack up a huge bill in the long-term. In addition, bad credit (lower […]