Whether you have questions about your money today, are dealing with an unexpected challenge, or planning your next financial goal, Town & Country’s Blog offers information and ideas to help answer your questions or inspire your next step.
- Budget: Put your money to work with income, spending and savings plans to help reach your financial goals.
- Borrow: Tips to help you make the best possible decisions when it comes to borrowing, managing debt, your credit score and more.
- Home: Information about all things that create your ideal home including buying, renting, decorating, moving and more.
- Protect: Information to help you guard your hard-earned money and financial life.
- Relationships: Ideas to make the most of your money in every phase of your life with the people who matter most
How to Create a Budget and What to Put into It
Once you’ve decided it’s time to create a budget or get back on track with an updated spending plan, you’ll have more than a few options to choose from. You can go old school and use notebooks, or...
Why You Need a Budget: How Budgeting Can Help You Reach Your Long-Term Goals
Let’s be honest. A whole slew of Americans — almost two-thirds by several counts — have no idea how much money they spend in a month. They also have little idea where their money goes. Yes, taxes and...
How To Manage Your Debt: Strategies & Tools
Even if you're financially responsible, life's unpredictable nature can sometimes catch you off guard, at times making it dangerously easy to fall into debt. Discover how to start managing your debt with these tips and tools. Debt Strategies...
Know the True Cost of Owning a Car
It costs money for people to get around—whether it’s by taking public transportation, renting a vehicle, using ride-hailing services, or buying a car. For those who choose to buy a vehicle, it’s likely to be one of the...
Dealing with Outstanding Debt
At Town & Country, we understand that owing money to family and friends, businesses, the government, or for medical or legal expenses, can be stressful and feel overwhelming. Plus, unresolved debt can impact your credit score and make...
4 Money Strategies You Need To Prepare For The Holiday Season
The holidays are near. From gifts to travel to every category of your holiday budget, here’s how to strategize ahead of your spending. We can’t believe it either, but the mad dash of the holiday season is approaching...
5 Tips for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle
Earning enough money each month to cover your bills and living expenses is not just an issue for low- and moderate-income earners in America. A new survey shows that wealthier households are living paycheck to paycheck too, either...
The Waiting Game
Delaying retirement is a smart idea if you can swing it. Saving for retirement can be daunting. You can make it easier on yourself by maintaining your investments and making sure you save early and often. You can...
Money Saving Moves for Back-to-School
The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for families, but it can also put a strain on the household budget. And this year, thanks to mounting inflation and rising consumer prices, Americans can expect back-to-school...
Home Equity Loans Become a Popular Alternative with Rising Mortgage Rates
Homeowners who have purchased in the last year or two might be looking at their situation right now and feeling pretty lucky: They bought before interest rates skyrocketed, and some are sitting on significant home equity. If you're...