Personal Finance

What’s the Difference Between a Home Warranty & Homeowners Insurance?

April 24, 2016
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A lot of steps go into buying a home, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced owner. From getting your credit score up to par and shopping around for the best mortgage to getting through the inspection process and obtaining homeowners insurance, the list goes on — not to mention, actually finding the perfect […]

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How to Compare Renters Insurance Quotes in the 21st Century

April 11, 2016
How to Compare Renters Insurance Quotes in the 21st Century

Renters insurance is an invaluable security blanket to have when it comes to protecting your assets. Most people think that the only assets that they should be protecting are their savings and stock investments, but what they fail to realize is that their physical possessions property at home are just as valuable, if not more […]

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Preparing for Social Security Cuts in Retirement

March 30, 2016
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The dreaded day when the social security “trust fund” will be depleted is getting closer and closer. Most people know that not all is well with social security, but the don’t know the real numbers. Fact 1: Most forecasters say that by 2033 the social security fund will run out. Fact 2: Once the fund […]

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Social Butterfly on a Budget: Having Fun Without Going Broke

March 22, 2016
Social Butterfly on a Budget: Having Fun Without Going Broke

The weekend is finally here and it’s time to make plans to unwind, hook up with friends, and celebrate the fact that Monday, for the moment, is far away. There’s just one problem. You may be up for a night frivolous fun but your bank account balance is down. Way down. Quite the conundrum. Being […]

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5 Cool Products That Can Save You Money Over Time

March 15, 2016
5 Cool Products That Can Save You Money Over Time

Over the years, you have become really adept at saving money. You make your grocery and menu lists based on what’s on sale at the supermarket. You try to run your washer and dryer when the rates are lowest. And you keep your car well-maintained to get the best possible mileage. Another great way to […]

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Comparing Your Mobile Payment Options in 2016

February 25, 2016
Comparing Your Mobile Payment Options in 2016

In 2014, 22 percent of smartphone owners had made a mobile payment in the last year, an increase from 17 percent in 2013, according to Federal Reserve data. Visa anticipates that mobile payments will be the preferred method of payment for both merchants and consumers by 2020. As demand for mobile grows, the number of […]

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Stage a Smart Home on a Budget

February 9, 2016
Stage a Smart Home on a Budget

According to a survey by Coldwell Banker and CNET Smart Home, 81 percent of those surveyed said they were more likely to buy a smart home if the smart technology was already installed. Meanwhile, another 72 percent said smart home products provide them with peace of mind when it comes to home security. Smart home […]

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