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5 Things to Know Before Buying an Older Home

The house has historical charm and checks many of my “must-have” boxes. Sold! Once I took off the rose-colored glasses, I realized the challenges of owning a 100-year-old home.…

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How to Use the Snowball Budgeting Method to Pay Off Debt

Pay off your debt using the snowball method to get results you can build on month to month.…

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6 Ways to Establish Credit

A good credit score opens doors to important milestones, such as buying a car or owning a home. You may be wondering, “how can I build credit?” Follow our 6 ways to establish credit to position yourself for financial success.…

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10 DIY Home Insulation Tips

Block cool air from entering your home this fall with our cheap do-it-yourself insulation solutions, which you can accomplish in just a few hours.…

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How To Pay Off Debt Quickly On A Low Income

Carrying around unwanted debt is stressful, but there is hope—you can pay it off. It requires persistence, patience and hard work, but it can be done!…

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5 Security Tips for New Homeowners

Owning a home goes beyond paying monthly bills and performing home maintenance tasks. Consider implementing these security ideas for your home to keep you and your loved ones safe.…

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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

We all know that a larger down payment will reduce your monthly mortgage. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to start saving for a house.…

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How to Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

Summer is here, which means heatwaves are too. Whether you have central air conditioning or not, you are likely wondering how to keep your electric bill down and stay cool. Check out our seven tips to save money and energy this season.…

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Kitchen Deep Cleaning Checklist

When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your kitchen? If you are unsure how to deep clean a kitchen, follow the tips below.…

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Make the Most of Your Home's Equity

One of the great benefits of buying a home is building equity and using that equity as a financial tool to accomplish your goals.…

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