Can You Afford an Investment Property?

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Can You Afford an Investment Property?

Can You Afford an Investment Property?

Making extra money without much work — it can seem almost too good to be true. Yet we’ve all heard of a friend (or a friend of a friend) who is making a killing with investment properties. With the housing market on the rebound, home values are rising across the nation and it could be a… Read More

10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

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10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

10 Mistakes That Can Double Your Tech Spending

From phones to TVs to computers, technology is woven into almost every aspect of modern living. We use it for work; we use it for entertainment; we use it for security. However, you could be spending a lot more on tech than needed. Mistake No. 1: Renting Electronics & Equipment Hopefully everyone is savvy enough to… Read More

How to Get a New Job in the New Year

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How to Get a New Job in the New Year

How to Get a New Job in the New Year

With the new year approaching, it can be a great time to assess where you are in life. Maybe this is the time to make a resolution you can keep. One of the most common frustrations in America is being unhappy at work. If you consider carefully and decide it is time to start looking for… Read More

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

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6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

6 Steps to Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget

The National Retail Federation says you’ll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday season wraps up. That’s how much the industry group says consumers plan to spend this year. While the lion’s share of that money goes to family, you also expect to spend $80 on friends and $26 on co-workers. Even Fido gets in… Read More

5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

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5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

Although buying your home was likely the biggest financial and personal decision you have ever made, there will likely come a time when you are no longer comfortable living there. Maybe this was your “starter home” or some significant milestones in your life are encouraging you to move. If you can’t decide if this is… Read More

The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

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The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

The $100 Bill on Your Windshield Really Is Too Good to Be True

Finding a $100 bill would make anyone’s day, especially around the holidays. Of course, that happiness wouldn’t last long if someone stole your car as soon as you went to retrieve your newfound treasure. Apparently, that happened in Maryland. The attorney general’s office is warning residents of a potential theft operation where carjackers are putting $100 bills under… Read More

Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

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Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday proposed new rules that would offer U.S. homeowners additional protection from foreclosure. The proposals are part of the CFPB’s ongoing effort to protect struggling homeowners and make the mortgage process easier to understand. The expanded protections cover a variety of issues, from clarity about loan delinquency to additional help for… Read More

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