When looking for a place to live, one of the factors you need to take into consideration is the location’s cost of living. Here is some more information about this
You’ve been renting for a while now and you’re wondering if you’re finally ready to be a homeowner. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not you are ready to make the jump and buy a home: CAN I SAVE FOR A DOWN PAYMENT? While there are a few low or no down payment mortgage options, most traditional loans require at ...
You’ve decided you’re finally ready to take the plunge and become a home owner. Before you start picking wall colors and flooring, you need to prepare for the mortgage process. Check out some of steps you should take as you prepare to apply for a mortgage. PULL CREDIT REPORT You need to make sure there aren’t any collection notices or ...
Want to do some upgrades on your home but feeling a little cramped by your budget? Here are some ideas for easy fixes around the house that won’t break the bank. REPLACE HARDWARE Replacing old or mismatched hardware in a kitchen or bathroom can instantly pull the room together. Choose a style that compliments the existing room or is versatile ...
We have previously talked about what a seller needs to do during an open house, but there are also steps the buyer can take to ensure this process is as smooth and problem free as possible. Here are tips on maintaining good open house etiquette. DRESS THE PART For many, visiting open houses is a multi-hour process. Dress comfortably but still look ...
With more people moving to online banking alternatives over the past year, its more important than ever before to make sure these accounts are protected. Here are some
At least some type of auto insurance is required in every state. However, the amount you’ll need also depends on your individual needs. Here are the types of auto
Employers usually pay their employees in one of two ways: hourly or salaried. Here are some of the pros and cons of both and what you should consider when looking for a
As you go through the home buying process, the word ‘escrow’ will come up in many different contexts. Here is a brief explanation of what this term means as well as how
When choosing a financial advisor to work with, there may be several terms you are unfamiliar with throughout the process. In this post, we’ll discuss what a fiduciary
For this month’s blog rewind, we are going to take a closer look at basic credit card knowledge as well as the best way to use them.
Starting a home renovation project can be exciting, but if you've never gone through the process before, it can be a little intimidating. Especially when it comes to
Saving can be one the hardest financial habits to start. However, there are steps that you can take to help improve this skill. Here are some tips on how you can start