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Less To Own Than To Rent

The question is "financially speaking, are you better off owning than renting in the long term?" Renting a home has advantages.  It is usually a short-term commitment from year to year and the landlord is responsible for the repairs. ...

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Doing Nothing Is Costing Something

It has been said that more money has been lost due to indecisions than ever was due to making the wrong decisions.  Many times, the larger the decision, the more likely procrastination comes into play and doing nothing will cost somethin...

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Is It Covered Or Not?

Homeowner's insurance does not cover all perils. Talk to your insurance agent about your concerns before you need to file a claim.

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Property Inheritance

Stepped-up basis is an incredible benefit to people who inherit property.  Not only do they receive the property itself, the basis or cost value of the property becomes the fair market value at the time of the decedent's death.  This av...

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Bad News-Good News

Foreclosure moratoriums are set to expire at the end of July 2021 but there is good news for most delinquent homeowners.

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Quick Fixes for Your Common Household Problems

It may seem like there’s always something going on as a homeowner, from silencing a squeaky hinge to unclogging a temperamental toilet. But many household problems c...

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Fraud Alerts: How They Can Help You

Victims of identity theft or fraud may feel they dont have many options to protect themselves. An easy stopgap, however, is to place a fraud alert on your credit repor...

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Pros and Cons of Wedding Insurance

Rain, the bride falling into a pool, a wedding cake falling over, and deposit money thats lost because the venue went out of business a week ago.

What do all of ...

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Refi Options for Those With Low Credit Scores

If you want to get a second mortgage so you can make renovations to your home, it can be difficult if you have poor credit.

A second mortgage can use a homes equ...

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Family-Friendly Artwork Apps

In the age of apps, theres more to preserving the masterpieces your children create than just sticking them on the refrigerator.

Eventually, the magnets will sli...

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Creating a Rustic Vibe With Wood Decor

If you’re a fan of that rustic look, or just love to feature beautiful wood in your space, then your home may already be covered with hardwood floors below, exposed ...

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Building Credit Without Credit Cards

A credit card is one of the main ways to build credit. By using a credit card wisely and not running up huge bills and paying them off in full on time, consumers can i...

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Debit Cards: Why You Should Proceed With Caution

A debit card can be your worst enemy when it comes to identity fraud.

Credit and debit card fraud totaled $4.5 billion in 2016, according to a Read more

What Couples Should Discuss Before Retiring

Compromise is an important part of marriage. From deciding how much to spend on a new living room set to what to watch on TV tonight, compromise is constant.

It ...

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How to Save The Earth and Your Wallet

For many people, adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is high on the list of worthwhile efforts. For others, its all about stashing cash. Consumer editors at Read more