I Already Have $700 Saved for Christmas & You Can Too

Personal Finance

I Already Have $700 Saved for Christmas & You Can Too

I Already Have $700 Saved for Christmas & You Can Too

Every year in January, millions of Americans try to recover from a hangover. No, not that kind of hangover — I’m referring to the holiday debt hangover. Unfortunately, many Americans also take months to pay off that debt and some may even carry it for years. Whether you are just now in the black from… Read More

Dodd-Frank Turns 5 & Not Everyone’s Happy About It

Personal Finance

Dodd-Frank Turns 5 & Not Everyone’s Happy About It

Dodd-Frank Turns 5 & Not Everyone’s Happy About It

Has financial reform been a sterling success or a terrible failure? Expect to hear a lot of opinions and posturing on the subject this month. July marks five years since Congress passed the most sweeping financial reform legislation since the Great Depression. The public reviews of what’s known as the Dodd-Frank reforms begin in earnest… Read More

5 Things Identity Thieves Don’t Want You to Know

Identity Theft

5 Things Identity Thieves Don’t Want You to Know

5 Things Identity Thieves Don’t Want You to Know

Identity thieves don’t want you to read this article. They’ve made an entire industry out of living off of other peoples’ good names. And when you know their typical tricks, stealing your identity is much harder. Unfortunately, not enough people know what puts their identities at risk for theft. And that has helped keep identity theft… Read More

The Simple Trick to an All-in-One Mortgage Payment

Mortgages

The Simple Trick to an All-in-One Mortgage Payment

The Simple Trick to an All-in-One Mortgage Payment

If you’re planning to buy a home in the near future, real estate taxes and homeowners insurance are necessary carrying costs you incur as a homeowner. There are two sides to the coin when electing to have these expenses rolled into your mortgage payment. Here’s what you need to know about mortgage escrow accounts. How Escrow… Read More

Airbnb Wants You to Test-Drive Homes Before You Buy

Mortgages

Airbnb Wants You to Test-Drive Homes Before You Buy

Airbnb Wants You to Test-Drive Homes Before You Buy

In a move that makes house shopping slightly less intimidating for the indecisive consumer, Airbnb and Realtor.com just announced a partnership where prospective homebuyers can try out properties for a bit before deciding to buy them. When you think about it, it’s actually kind of weird that we live in a world where a person will… Read More

Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Personal Finance

Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Thinking about the future can be scary, but planning for it is necessary. When you are calculating how much you need for retirement and what your life will look like down the road, it’s important to also consider what will happen after you pass on. Thinking about your own death can seem depressing, but you… Read More

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