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Tips to Save Money on Moving Expenses

Whether moving across town or across the country, relocating can be difficult and expensive; often riddled with unexpected costs. A little planning can go a long way to help keep costs down and reduce financial stress. Here are nine tips to save money on moving expenses: Choose Reputable Movers Hiring a mover can be risky. There are many consume...


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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Seniors are living longer than ever before. Medical advances and a focus on healthy living have dramatically improved longevity, but living longer presents a complication: the potential to outlive savings. Older adults often do not anticipate the high costs of health and long-term care, or the uncertainty of Social Security and Medicare. As a re...


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What You Need to Know About a Short Sale

As many people continue to struggle to make their mortgage payments, they are considering all options that may help them get out of their home. With the drop in home values, one of these options is a short sale or discounted payoff. A short sale is when a lender agrees to release the lien and approves a sale on a home that is for less than the full...


5 Free Ways to Save on Heating Costs

Good news! The Energy Information Administration predicts that average household heating costs will be down by approximately $19 this winter – the first drop since 2001-2002. If you’d like to save even more on home heating costs, here are 5 free ideas you can do right now. They may seem small and simple, but they’ll help you save in the long ...