• How to Stick to Your Financial Plan

    Published Friday, May 1, 2015

    If you’ve already created your financial plan, you know that it takes quite a bit of work to determine your objectives, a budget, and the overall roadmap to help you achieve your short and long-term goals. If you’ve put your plan into motion and are working it, then you also know how difficult it can be to stick to it day in and day out. But more»
  • What else are you paying when you pay your mortgage?

    Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    If you have a mortgage, it’s most likely the largest payment you make every month. But have you every stopped to think about the costs that make up that monthly mortgage payment? Sure, a portion of what you pay goes toward the principal, or the actual amount you’ve borrowed, as well as the interest you’re paying on the principal. But if more»
  • What does your credit score really mean?

    Published Monday, March 2, 2015

    It seems there are as many commercials on television these days for credit scores as there are for auto sales, furniture store liquidations, and fast food temptations. There’s no denying that loud announcers promoting “unbelievable, never-to-be-seen-again deals” can be confusing, but many people find the whole notion of credit scores to be more»
  • A Basic Lesson in Student Lending

    Published Monday, February 2, 2015

    According to recent government data analysis, the class of 2014 graduated with an average student loan debt of $33,000. The Wall Street Journal states, “Even after adjusting for inflation, that’s nearly double the amount borrowers had to pay back 20 years ago.” If you’re a student facing the task of applying for financial aid, or a more»
  • Saving Smart. Starting Early.

    Published Monday, January 5, 2015

    For most young adults between the ages of 20 and 35, saving for retirement is not a priority. In fact, one particular study found that 55 percent of Generation Y individuals (those born between 1980 and 2000) have not even started a retirement savings plan yet. Even more said they simply haven’t given it any thought. Whether it’s because of low more»
  • Dreaming of a debt-free Christmas?

    Published Friday, December 5, 2014

    Ever wondered if you could spread holiday cheer without accumulating a pile of debt? It’s not easy, and it does require more than just believing in miracles, but it certainly can be done. Giving the perfect gift to everyone on your list without going into debt takes thoughtful planning, a bit of creativity, and a good amount of discipline. Here are more»
  • Understanding the Basics of Investing

    Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

    If you’re in the beginning stages of thinking about how to invest, what to invest, where to invest and when to invest, you’re probably a little overwhelmed. That’s perfectly normal. There are a lot of options when it comes to using your money to increase your wealth. First, before discussing those options, it’s important to more»
  • New Tru Direction, Inc. Board Members Elected

    Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Two new Board Members were elected at the Tru Direction, Inc. Annual Meeting on October 20, 2014. Eric Rosenbaum and Sarah Loughery joined the Board. Eric Rosenbaum serves as the Academy of Finance Director at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Mr. Rosenbaum is also on the School Improvement Plan Committee. In the past, Rosenbaum has served as Varsity more»
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