The end of the year is the busiest season for many – but that doesn’t mean your finances can take a back seat to your busy schedule. Between your holiday celebrations and libations, it’s important to make time to review your budget. We’ve rounded up our top tips for your budget to help you round... Continue Reading →
Credit Cards 101: How to Make the Most of Your Wallet
As you round out your financial toolbox, there’s one important asset you don’t want to miss: credit cards. Often, credit cards are seen as the big, bad boogeyman of personal finance – we’ve all heard those horror stories about people who wind up in massive debt from credit cards. However, used correctly, credit cards can... Continue Reading →
How to Budget for Your (or Your Kid’s) Wedding
Getting hitched? Ready to party it up with the love of your life for the rest of your life? A wedding is a special day for both you and your loved ones – a chance for families to come together in celebration of something really special: you. In all the fun and excitement, it’s easy... Continue Reading →
10 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 2022
Ready to edit your credit? Your credit score can be the deciding factor for many big moments in your life: when you want to buy your first home, refinance your car or send little Timmy off to college. Whenever you need to borrow money, your credit score will likely come into play. If you are... Continue Reading →
20 Ways to Save on College Costs
College is expensive, there’s no way around it. But those college degrees are major game-changers when it comes to getting job interviews. In today’s world – and your future children’s world – a degree can open a lot of doors in the professional world. That’s why we’re letting you in on our top 20 money-saving tips... Continue Reading →
How to Save Your First $10,000
If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that an emergency fund can come in clutch when the world turns upside down. With so many uncertainties surrounding our daily lives, having a little extra dough in the bank can offer a lot of peace of mind. Even though we all agree that savings are important,... Continue Reading →
How Much Should You Save for Your Child’s College (And How Can You Save It)?
It’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: student loans (yay!). You might think that since your college days are in the past, you no longer have to worry about the rising cost of education. But if you have young children or are thinking about starting a family sometime soon, the ol’ college talk could... Continue Reading →
Homeownership 101: When Is the Right Time to Buy a House?
The 1950s dream of white-picket fences and suburban idyllicism might be long gone, but the goal of homeownership is still alive and well in America. In fact, one recent study showed that more than 80% of millennials wish to own at least one home in their lifetime. A house gives you the opportunity to create... Continue Reading →
What Should Your Emergency Fund Cover?
If you’ve been considering growing an emergency fund, you’ve likely had the thought: what is an emergency fund really used for? Is it for late-night taco runs or when the car breaks down? You’re not alone – it can be tough to decide which financial burdens fall to your emergency fund and which belong elsewhere in... Continue Reading →
Investing 101: What Every Investor Should Know
Here at Lasso, we love to partner with top industry experts to bring you the best investing insights each week. This piece was co-authored by Nik Schuurmans, CFA, President and Partner at Pure Portfolios. Everybody could use more money – and when it comes to your big goals like homeownership or retirement, even more than just... Continue Reading →