A New Challenge for Veterans Who Want to Buy a Home

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A New Challenge for Veterans Who Want to Buy a Home

A New Challenge for Veterans Who Want to Buy a Home

After years in the shadows, the historic VA loan program is getting some time in the sun, but it may be short-lived. VA loan volume has surged since the housing crisis. Veterans and military buyers have flocked to the program’s more flexible and forgiving requirements in a time of tight credit. But that momentum may be… Read More

Why Retirement Ain’t What It Used to Be

Personal Finance

Why Retirement Ain’t What It Used to Be

Why Retirement Ain’t What It Used to Be

Retirement used to mean a phase in life where you stopped working and slowed down. But more and more that definition doesn’t seem to fit. Many people are working well into their golden years, by both choice and necessity. For those who haven’t saved enough money to retire, this means working to pay the bills. But… Read More

How to Find a Pet-Friendly Apartment

Personal Finance

How to Find a Pet-Friendly Apartment

How to Find a Pet-Friendly Apartment

Looking for an apartment can be challenging in general, but throwing in the added necessity of pet-friendliness makes it a whole different ball game. You must assess all your needs in a home, consider how much apartment you can afford and then start looking at available properties. While your pet should probably skip out on the… Read More

6 Ways to Ensure You’ll Have Enough Money in Retirement

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Ensure You’ll Have Enough Money in Retirement

6 Ways to Ensure You’ll Have Enough Money in Retirement

If you want to have a cozy retirement, your best bet is to find a job that offers a traditional pension. Have you heard of pensions? They’re a near-mythical job perk in which your company continues to pay you monthly even after you retire and until the day you die. Pensions are a sweet deal… Read More

5 Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Personal Finance

5 Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

5 Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is often a time of family, food, football and fun. It’s also when you may be asked which thing or things you are most thankful for this year. It may seem challenging to be original (if everyone has already said health and family!) or maybe think of anything at all (if it’s been a… Read More

Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Personal Finance

Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Looking to give your home a serious makeover? Whether it’s in preparation for selling your home or just making your house into your dream home, it’s possible to get a loan to help you realize your grand redecorating dreams. And you have several financing options, especially if you just need to give a room or two a… Read More

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

Personal Finance

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

When you are looking into a new living space or applying to a new job, one of the first things you consider is probably the commute. How much time do I have to spend (waste) just getting back and forth each day? But no matter the answer, this daily trip doesn’t need to be lost… Read More

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

Personal Finance

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

In 2012, I went in with a friend and bought the house next door to mine. We renovated it, rented it out for a year, then recently listed it. All told, we’ve got about $450,000 in it and have it listed for $645,000. Sounds good, right? It certainly does to people like the author of… Read More

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