The Money Coach http://askthemoneycoach.com Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:01:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Save Money on College Clothing and Gear http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/09/how-to-save-money-on-college-clothing-and-gear/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/09/how-to-save-money-on-college-clothing-and-gear/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:01:56 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19970 Last Updated 31st August, 2015  Recent data from the National Retail Federation show that college shoppers spend about $46 billion a year on apparel, supplies, dorm furnishings and more.   On average, U.S. students and their parents dole out $837 on college purchases. The biggest collective chunk of that money, $232, went toward clothing, shoes and collegiate […]

 

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Qualifying for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/qualifying-for-a-mortgage-after-bankruptcy/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/qualifying-for-a-mortgage-after-bankruptcy/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:02:21 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19939 Last Updated 31st August, 2015 Q: My husband and I are in our final year of bankruptcy this year. We did a chapter 13 in 2010.   Our income has significantly increased over the years and we would like to purchase a new home this year.   My question is how soon after our bankruptcy […]

 

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How to Save Money on College Dorm Supplies http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/how-to-save-money-on-college-dorm-supplies/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/how-to-save-money-on-college-dorm-supplies/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:01:38 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19866 Last Updated 30th August, 2015  The National Retail Federation’s Back to College survey reveals that spending on dorm and apartment furnishings is on the rise. Two in five families (about 42%) spent an average $105 on new bedding, small refrigerators and microwaves.   For some families, that figure may be way too high, and for […]

 

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5 Tips to Help College Students Save on Electronics http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/5-tips-to-help-college-students-save-on-electronics/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/5-tips-to-help-college-students-save-on-electronics/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:01:40 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19868 Last Updated 27th August, 2015 About 60% of college students buy a new computer, MP3 player, smart phone or other device. If you go all out, and get a new flat screen TV or other electronics for a dorm room, your costs can quickly skyrocket.   In fact, behind the clothing, shoes and collegiate gear […]

 

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Why College Costs Can Be Twice What You Expect http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/why-college-costs-can-be-twice-what-you-expect/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/why-college-costs-can-be-twice-what-you-expect/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:01:57 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19854 Last Updated 26th August, 2015 If you’ve figured out a way to pay for a slew of upfront college expenses – like tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies – you might think most of the spending you’ll need for higher education is over.   Sadly, that’s far from reality.   A report in the […]

 

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