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Buying & Selling a Home
February 2018

4 Worst Reasons to Buy a House

Myths about homeownership that could persuade you to buy for the wrong reasons.

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Saving for Retirement
November 2017

4 Smart Moves Every 20-Something Should Make to Maximize Retirement Savings

Strategies to help you build a fat, comfortable nest egg.

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Buying & Selling a Home
September 2017

Make These 5 Fixes After a Home Sale Falls Through

Tackle the setbacks in order to market that property properly.

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Saving for Retirement
September 2017

5 Money Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

Why it's important to get on the same page about how you'll spend your golden years.

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Buying & Selling a Home
July 2017

4 Home-Buying Habits We Can Learn From Millennials

Just because millennials have been slow to embrace homeownership doesn't mean that they don't have anything to teach others about buying a home.

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Family Finances
June 2017

Beware: Your Insurance May Not Cover These 9 Losses

Caps on many policies may shortchange you.

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Home Insurance
February 2017

Yes, You Need Home Title Insurance — Here's Why

Don't skip it to save a few bucks; that decision may come back to haunt you.

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Credit Reports & Scores
February 2017

Why Your Credit Score Matters in Retirement

You may still be applying for loans and looking for lower rates on insurance to save money.

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Family Finances
January 2017

5 After-the-Holidays Moves Your Credit Score Will Thank You for

Take these steps to also strategically pay down your debt.

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Buying & Selling a Home
October 2016

5 Negotiation Tactics That’ll Win a Home Bidding War

These skills may help you ace the competition and land your dream house.

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Home Remodeling & Maintenance
September 2016

4 Ways a Home Energy Audit Will Save You Money

Discover how much of your hard-earned cash is going out the window and through the roof.

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Family Finances
August 2016

What You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations

Should having to deal with an HOA make you nervous?

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May 2016

6 Reasons You Should Still Go to the Bank

In some instances, a personal visit will save you money — or make your life easier.

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April 2016

6 Questions to Ask Before You Quit Your Job

Is now really the best time for you to jump back into the job market?

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Tax Planning
January 2016

5 Important Tax Changes for 2016

You'll be getting some new forms in the mail. Don't be alarmed.

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May 2016

8 Financial Decisions You'll Never Regret

Choosing to make these money moves will help secure your financial future.

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