Category: Our Finances

How to Monitor Your Own Credit For Free

There are three major credit reporting agencies (Equinox, Experian, and TransUnion) that track your use of credit and record your credit history. They also calculate your FICO scores which companies use when you’re planning to finance a home, car, or secure another loan. The FICO comes into play mainly when you are looking to borrow money or lease something, too.

It’s important to keep track of the records and make sure that everything is correct on these reports as they can have a major effect on your financial options. How does one do this without spending money to monitor? Continue reading…

3 Reasons We’re Not Taking a Foreign Vacation This Summer

Our ten year wedding anniversary is coming up in September. Isn’t that amazing and wild! We had toyed around with the idea of going to a far off place or doing something expensive to celebrate. Zip lining in Costa Rica or food tours in Spain. For three reasons, we’re skipping on a major vacation this summer to celebrate our whopping 10th anniversary and doing something different instead. Continue reading…