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5 Smart Ways to Use Home Equity

One of the many benefits of owning a home is the opportunity to use the equity in your home to make home improvements. Whether you are planning to sell and want to maximize your selling price, or you simply want to enhance your home for your own enjoyment, let’s look at the home upgrades that […]

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Who’s Who On Your Homebuying Team

Unlike most purchases, buying a home requires a whole team of people to ensure the transaction goes smoothly. As a first-time homebuyer all those people may seem overwhelming, and you might wonder if it’s even necessary to have everyone involved. Let’s take a look at who’s who on your homebuying team and how they can […]

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Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying a home for the first time is a huge step. It’s a decision that can move you closer to financial stability or take you further away, depending on the choices you make during this critical time. Here are some common first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid on your way to owning a piece of the […]

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5 Home Repairs You Can’t Ignore

You’ve probably spent more time in your home this year than usual, which means more wear and tear on your house and everything in it. It might start out as a small water stain on the ceiling, a patch of missing insulation in the attic, or a small crack in the foundation. But these small […]

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How to Adjust to Adult Kids Coming Home During the Pandemic

As Americans continue to struggle with the economic effects of the ongoing pandemic, many adult kids are moving back in with their parents to save money. This follows a similar trend during the Great Recession when so-called “boomerang kids” needed to move home after graduating from college into a sub-optimal job market. For most, the […]

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Financial Considerations When Renting an Apartment

Choosing a new apartment is not as big as a commitment as buying a house, but it’s still an important financial decision that determines the place you will call “home.” Here are the financial considerations you’ll want to take into account when renting an apartment.                 Length of […]

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5 Smart Ways to Use an Insurance Settlement

Receiving an insurance settlement can be considered a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it’s always nice to receive a lump sum of money you weren’t expecting. On the other, you’re receiving the settlement as a result of less-than-ideal circumstances. But the good thing is, you made it through and now have unexpected funds available […]

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Try These 5 Easy, Low-Cost Ways to Redecorate

Once the holidays come and go and the decorations are put away, you might look around your space and decide it’s time to redecorate. But redoing even one room, let alone a whole house, is an expensive undertaking. Rather than going into debt to redecorate, we have some better ideas (and some of them don’t […]

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Are You Financially Prepared for Your First Apartment?

Whether on your own or with roommates, moving into your first apartment is a huge milestone. You will love the freedom and independence of having your own place. But it also comes with a lot of financial responsibility that might take you by surprise. Here’s what you need to know about being financially prepared before […]

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Save Money with Fantastic Fall Bargains

With back-to-school sales in the rearview mirror and Black Friday more than a month away, you might think there are no bargains to be had for the next several weeks. But the truth is, October and November have plenty of fall bargains waiting to be snapped up by savvy shoppers like you. Here’s what to […]

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