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Mortgage Checklist for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home will most likely be the largest expenditure anyone will make in their lifetime.  With median home prices more than triple the average U.S. workers annual salary, buyers will need to obtain a mortgage in order to purchase a home.  For first time homebuyers, the process of obtaining a mortgage can be daunting, […]

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New Age Couponing – It’s Everything You Don’t Think It Is!

Clipping coupons is so 2000. There used to be a time when all you could is clip coupons in order to save money. If you didn’t clip, you didn’t get to use coupons. Do you remember those days?  Well, if you don’t, then you should consider yourself lucky. The process of couponing has completely changed […]

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Money Saving Tips – Budgeting for Summer Vacation

With summer right around the corner it’s a good time to review your summer vacation plans….. Here are some tips for making sure your summer vacation doesn’t break the bank. Create a Budget for Your Summer Vacation – Plans for any vacation are best made well in advance. This obviously not only gives you time to […]

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Why do Many Traders Prefer Crude Oil Futures?

Trading crude oil futures is exceedingly popular. Many traders worldwide choose to incorporate this commodity into their portfolio on a regular basis and they have many reasons to do so. Oil trading has quite a few advantages and we will list some of the main ones right here. Read through and decide if you ought […]

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Money Saving Tips – Energy Saving Tips to Avoid

Upgrading an appliance to a new energy efficient model may save you money on your electric bill but it’s not always the right move financially.  Here are some energy saving tips that you may want to avoid: Wait on Those LED Bulbs – LED bulbs are expensive, costing between $17-$35 each for a 60 watt […]

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The Secret of Successful Millennials? – Low Debt

Who are Millennials? There have been many surveys of this age group, perhaps the best know is the 2014 Wells Fargo Millenial Study.    The Millennial Next Door Project (MNDP) takes a different approach and looks at the things that this age group is doing that has made a positive impact on their financial wellbeing. […]

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Tax Deductions for Common Charitable Contributions

Donating your time or treasure to help support a worthy cause is an awesome way to give back to your community. You not only benefit the organization with your charitable donation, you are providing the support necessary for the organization to continue to help others for years to come.  Here are some tips for handling […]

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Money Saving Tips – Take Your Own Wedding Pictures

With the average cost of a typical professional wedding photographer costing $3000 and up, more and more couples are taking their own wedding pictures. Chances are you probably know someone that has a knack for taking great pictures or someone that has a professional digital camera.  Why not ask them to take the pictures at […]

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