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Real Estate Agent How to Choose a Real Estate Agent
December 10, 2015

As you start on the path of finding a home, having a real estate agent guide you in the process can make a difference. About 98% of buyers who used agents viewed them as a helpful source of information, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, or NAR. Because an agent can help determine how much you pay for your new abode, it’s important to find one who is right for you.

Protect Yourself How to Protect Your Money and Your Accounts Online
November 10, 2015

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself before you hit “send.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less in the bank than you thought.

Fight Fraud Fight Fraud - Helpful Resource
October 23, 2015

"Take me off your list, Please!" You may have uttered these words during one of those annoying tele-marker calls. Take these simple steps to get off unwanted telemarketing and mailing lists. Unless noted, each service is free.

3 Lazy Ways to Improve Credit 3 Lazy Ways to Improve Credit
September 25, 2015

Couch potatoes, lean in: You don’t need to take a brisk walk to the bank to boost your credit score. You don’t even need to make a phone call. With a few simple steps, you can improve your credit even without leaving your sofa – and that could make it easier to get an apartment, a loan, and in some cases, even a job.

Auto Refinancing 101 Refinancing Auto Loans 101
September 16, 2015

If you're paying too much in interest for your car or truck loan, refinancing could be a great way to save some serious dough. Interest rates for vehicle loans may have dropped since you financed your auto. Or maybe you've improved your credit score, which could qualify you for a lower rate. Either way, it could be worth hundreds of dollars in savings to get a new auto loan to replace your current one.

Back to School Back-to-School Savings Tips for Parents and Kids
September 8, 2015

Back-to-school shopping season is a time to spend money on the kids, but it’s also a chance to teach them how to save. Experts say that kids as young as 3 can start learning about money. So as you shop, take your child along and teach them how to spend responsibly and save.

College Loans College Loans May Not Make Sense for Parents
August 10, 2015
Congratulations! Your son or daughter was accepted into his or her top-choice university. You have an extra $175,000 lying around, right? Your offspring's education may cost that much or even more, now that the average cost of attending a private school has topped $42,000 a year.
Vacationing on a Budget Vacationing on a Budget
July 1, 2015
For many of us, vacation means flipping the over-analyzing switch off and putting life on cruise control. This can be a wonderful thing, as long as you don’t become so relaxed that your hard-earned cash melts in the summer heat like dropped ice cream on asphalt. Here are a few tips on how to keep spending in check while on vacation.

Retirement Savings Tips for 20-Somethings
May 6, 2015
Your 20s should be spent enjoying your youth and not worrying about the future, right?
Yes and no: Although it’s certainly true that you’ll never be younger than you are today, it’s worthwhile to start thinking about how you’ll finance your retirement. It may not be one of the most exciting activities, but it’s one of the most important.

Selling Tips Tips on Getting A Home Ready to Sell
April 27, 2015

Prepping a home to sell can feel like an insurmountable makeover. What’s an ordinary person to do without the help of a TLC or HGTV film crew? You’ll need a proactive approach to get a house sale-ready. Here are four things you can do to get started.
5 remodeling Projects with Biggest Payback 5 Remodeling Projects With the Biggest Payback
April 7, 2015
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling for a while, this might be the time to do it. A recent Harvard study showed that homeowners’ spending on improvements increased by more than 10% from 2011 to 2013, the most recent range available. 
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