Browsing: Personal Finance

Engaged? Five Things To Do With Your Money
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Getting engaged is an amazing time in your life and while the proposal is the first step in your wedding planning the next step is considering how you're going to save up for your big day. The big questions to consider are where you are going to get married and whether you can afford a…

Selling? Steps to a Better Open House
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You've decided to sell your home, now it's time to figure out how you're going to manage the selling process and getting your home ready for open houses. No one like the selling process, you have to invite strangers into your home and you could wind up waiting weeks or even months as your real…

4 Things That Can Kill a Home Mortgage Closing
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There is much excitement after a home seller accepts a buyers offer and a mortgage lender approves there home loan application, but there are a few more hoops to jump through first. There is still a process before you get the keys in your hand and become a proud owner of your new home. It…

Teaching Kids About Credit Cards
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When it comes to credit cards, teaching your kids how to use them properly might be the last thing on your mind. However, as they get into their teenage years and mature, credit cards will be on the radar and you should ensure they understand the world of credit. Think back to what you did…

How To Establish Credit Like A Boss
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Establishing a credit history can be difficult and frustrating. It takes credit to build credit. But if you apply for a loan or credit card with no prior credit history, the bank may slam the door in your face. They rely on credit scores and credit reports to determine whether you’re a good candidate for…

5 Questions to Ask Before You Refinance a House
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With interest rates under 4%, and predicted to stay low for the next couple of years, now is one of the best times to apply for a mortgage loan. A low rate increases purchasing power if you’re looking to buy, and if you’re thinking about a refinance, a low rate can drop your current mortgage…

4 Easy Tips for Great Auto Loan Rates
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Are you in the market for a new car? I’m sure you agree that it is exciting but also confusing times with all the different figures floating around in your head. From the number of horsepowers that model has, to the gas per liter, how many seats, to of course the price. One detail that…

Practical Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
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Buying a home is a dream for a lot of people, however, spending the next thirty years paying off a mortgage can be another person’s nightmare. Paying for a home in cash isn’t an option for most people, so mortgages are the way to go. A thirty-year mortgage loan is a common term that most…

Being a Landlord: Is It Worth It?
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There are many ways that we are all trying to get ahead in terms of building our nest egg. Savings, shares, property and even an investment property, meaning you become a landlord. There are pros and cons for doing it, but it can be very rewarding if you do it right, while on the other…

Need a Downpayment? 5 Ways to Save the Cash
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Everyone wants to get ahead, get in their own home and stop paying off someone else's mortgage. But the reality is, as we push through the bills, spend a little on our social lives, the kids, and the rent, there is not much hope in terms of saving enough for a down payment. Down Payments…

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