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Facts & Myths of Buying vs. Renting

The barriers to home ownership aren’t what they used to be. In the 1970s, you…

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Should I buy or build?

The hot housing market has raised an excellent question: Should you buy an existing house…

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How does your garden (or patio or deck or sunroom) grow?

There’s nothing wrong with scrimping and saving for that home improvement project or tractor mower…

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What questions should I ask my mortgage lender?

We’re not here to sell you a product. Anyone can do that. We want to…

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How to build home equity and make it work for you

Your home is your castle, but it also can be turned into a liquid asset…

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Let’s clarify some common misconceptions about the gifting tax

While estate planning, questions often arise about making monetary gifts to others. Some questions we…

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ADULT PIGGY BANK

If you have a jar, give it a new purpose. Toss spare change into it until it’s full. Give it time, but you’ll end up with hundreds of dollars for a vacation or another prized purchase.

NO LOAN, NEW GOAL

After paying off a loan, keep writing the check. But instead of sending it to pay off a loan, send it to a savings account.

GET WRITING

Write down specific goals. Saving $2,000 for a beach vacation is concrete. Set up an account for each goal or for large recurring expenses.

Fight Against Credit Card Skimming and Fraudulent Transactions

The risk of being compromised by a credit and debit card skimmer has significantly increased…

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2019 Financial Resolutions

Resolution-making is in full force for 2019. Resolution-keeping? Well, you’ll have to wait until the…

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7 habits to make you an effective saver

Saving money effectively is about more than not spending it. You need to build habits…

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