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10 Tips to Help Renters Save Money to Buy a Home

10 Tips to Help Renters Save Money to Buy a Home

In many real estate markets across the nation, buying a home makes more financial sense than renting one. However, if you’re currently renting an apartment or home, you may have some major concerns about taking the plunge into home ownership. One of those concerns is likely the financial aspects of being a homeowner. Take the down payment for instance. Many lenders require buyers to put d

10 Quick Financial Tips for College Students

10 Quick Financial Tips for College Students

More and more millennial buyers are entering the real estate market these days, which means that the time to start saving money is now! Since many millennials are still in college—and college can be a very difficult place to save money—we’ve decided to compile a quick list of tips to help this enterprising group of future home buyers start saving toward that first big home purcha

APR, ARM, O-M-G! 10 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

APR, ARM, O-M-G! 10 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

Now that we’re all done gazing at the solar eclipse and some of us have sent our little students back to class, it is time for us to hit the books and learn a bit about everyone’s favorite topic… mortgages! If you’re paying a mortgage each month, it is likely one of your largest expenses. If you’re interested in buying a home, it may be one of your biggest stresso

10 Pieces of Financial Advice to Stop Spending and Start Saving

10 Pieces of Financial Advice to Stop Spending and Start Saving

Vacations, fairs, summer holiday appliance sales and more. There always seems to be perfectly legitimate reasons to spend money in the summer time. Instead of plotting your next purchase while you’re laying by the pool this weekend, consider taking these 10 pieces of fundamentally-awesome financial advice: 1. Get familiar with your finances. Why even consider taking financial advice if yo

10 Good Money Habits to Help You Fight for Financial Freedom

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10 Good Money Habits to Help You Fight for Financial Freedom

As a nation, we just celebrated our independence. When you were watching fireworks and thinking about all of the freedoms that you enjoy, did financial freedom make your list? It’s something that many renters and homeowners have in common… a longing for financial independence. But, achieving that financial freedom can be a hard-fought battle. Here are 10 habits that can help you re

Get Your Finances on Track with Five Free Money Management Apps

Get Your Finances on Track with Five Free Money Management Apps

With graduation parties, vacations and the other gazillion events going on over the summer, there never could be a better time for a little financial help. What’s even better than financial help? FREE financial help! We’re keeping current with the latest apps that can help you better manage your money, whether you’re trying to take a vacation, buy a house or simply stock a few

Spring into the Home-Buying Process: Get Mortgage Pre-Approval!

Spring into the Home-Buying Process: Get Mortgage Pre-Approval!

As the current school year nears a close, one of the hottest home-selling seasons is about to get underway. Savvy sellers are preparing to list their homes with plenty of time to sell and close before another school year begins. If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ll want to be at the top of your game, too. So, it may be time to find a mortgage lender and get pre-approved

10 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make this Year

10 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make this Year

Now that the New Year has been sufficiently “rung in,” it’s time to get down to the business of those pesky resolutions. While you already may have bailed on your lofty diet or exercise plans for the New Year (there is still plenty of time to get back on track!), you may not be able to afford to let your financial resolutions slide. Really, if you’ve got goals like buying a

Five Ways to Save this Season Without Feeling Like a Scrooge

Five Ways to Save this Season Without Feeling Like a Scrooge

Gift-giving season is in full effect, but what happens when you’re trying to stay focused on your financial goals instead of overspending around the holidays? Of course, you want to get your loved ones gifts that they’ll love, but you don’t want to lose focus and sacrifice dreams like homeownership or that screened-in addition you’ve been saving up for this year. Don&rsq

Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Do the upcoming ho-ho-holidays have you thinking “huh-huh-humbug” when it comes to your bank account? For a multitude of reasons, many of us would like to cut down on excessive holiday spending during this season. But, that task is typically much easier said than done. That's why, we’ve compiled a budget-friendly list of ways to cut back on your holiday spending: 1. Exa