• 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»
  • Leaving a Legacy of Financial Fitness

    Published Thursday, October 16, 2014

    If you’re a parent, you’ve probably dreamed about passing many things on to your children. Whether it’s your core value and belief system, your strong work ethic, or your passion for 19th century impressionist artwork, you want to leave them with at least a small part of you. Here’s something else you’ll want to pass down to more»
  • "Connecting The Pieces" College Lending Seminar a Success

    Published Monday, October 13, 2014

    On October 7th, Jessica Childers presented a seminar on college financing. The event was held at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana and about twenty high school seniors and parents were in attendance. The interns at Tru Direction, Andrew Fullhart and Connor Masters, helped coordinate and plan the seminar. It was a great success! To watch more»
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