4 times when you might need a financial planner

4 times when you might need a financial planner

DIY is all the rage, but there are situations when you should call in a professional — like when you’re rewiring a bathroom or reworking your investment portfolio. If you’re dealing with the former, call an electrician. Please. And when it comes to...

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How to find the perfect real estate agent, in 4 steps

How to find the perfect real estate agent, in 4 steps

Start with deciding what neighborhood you want to be in — many agents are experts in one area. So you've decided to buy a home - congratulations! The first step? Linking up with a real estate agent. Ideally, it's someone who can get you a good deal...

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Should you own or rent a home in retirement?

Should you own or rent a home in retirement?

A growing number of seniors are opting to rent during their golden years. Here's how to determine which option is best for you. Despite the many benefits of home ownership, the U.S. rental market has seen a steady increase over the past decade and...

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How to find a starter home in a hot housing market

How to find a starter home in a hot housing market

An overheated real estate market is never good news for buyers in search of a budget-friendly starter home. But thanks to increased confidence in the economy, leading more people to make large purchases like new homes, that’s exactly the type of...

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11 big tax mistakes to avoid

11 big tax mistakes to avoid

Mistakes are part of life, but try not to make them part of your tax return. One misstep could hold up your tax return — maybe even your refund — for weeks or months, and you might even end up on the hook for interest and penalties. Here are 11 tax...

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13 mortgage facts that might surprise you

13 mortgage facts that might surprise you

Nebraska is the rated highest among states for housing affordability. Vermont offers a good employment landscape for under-35 home buyers. Newslook These nuggets of knowledge are not only interesting, but they can save you many thousands of...

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