September 25, 2019

Paying off credit cards can improve credit scores substantially as outstanding debt is the second most heavily-weighted factor in calculating scores. Here we examine factors that determine credit scores. If negative marks on your credit report are the cause of your low...

June 29, 2019

Ah, air conditioning. During the dog days of summer it’s easy to deem air conditioning as one of humankind’s greatest inventions. Unfortunately, it just so happens to be an energy-intensive one, which can lead to high energy bills. What’s more, many older homes don’t ha...

June 14, 2019

Purchasing a home can be quite a challenging task, especially for first-time homebuyers. For most people, it represents one of the most significant monetary investments they will make in their lifetime and they want to get it right.

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May 8, 2018

When it comes to homes, the popular credo is that bigger is better. More square feet = a larger slice of the American dream, right?
 

Not necessarily. 
 

For one, bigger homes obviously cost more, and oversized McMansions can be harder to sell. As such, you'll want a home...

May 1, 2018

Pricing your own home is hard. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you're leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? 


Well, not necessarily.

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March 5, 2018

The IRS estimates taxpayers spend 13 hours on average preparing their tax returns. Before you prepare your tax return you should have a tax preparation checklist to help you get organized.

What is the overall goal of a tax preparation checklist? Simply put, it will help...

February 5, 2018

It can be hard deciding whether to prioritize paying down debt or putting money into savings - especially if you have limited resources.

Answering five key questions can help you allocate your funds:

1. Do you have high-interest debt?

Interest rates on credit cards ar...

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