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

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Personal Finance

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

I am an excellent wedding guest. If you invite me to your blessed union, I will put on something nice, wear more makeup than normal and cry at the ceremony, regardless of how well I know you. I will dance when implored to do so, I will tip well at the open bar, and I… Read More

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

Personal Finance

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

9 Important Ages for Retirement Planning

Thinking about the rest of your life — especially in terms of your finances — can be a scary but exhilarating proposition. Assuming it turns out to be as long of a time period as you would like it to be, thinking about it all at once can be daunting. However, breaking your life into… Read More

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Mortgages

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Having debt, even “good” debt like a mortgage, can be a major stress in your life. It can be especially frustrating when you see how much of your hard-earned cash is going to pay off interest on your loan and not the home’s principal cost. You could end up paying as much as double your… Read More

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