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10 expenses that new homebuyers often forget to budget for

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After you purchase a new home, there are many things to budget for, such as moving costs, new furniture, and of course, ongoing expenses such as …

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12 bad things that come from not saving money

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Many Americans struggle to save money but it’s worth the effort since there are serious downsides to not stashing away cash. These can range from going …

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15 ways to overcome your bad financial decisions

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  While bad financial decisions can set you back, it’s important to remember that mistakes can also be an opportunity to learn and grow. While you …

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10 credit card scams & how to avoid them

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As the use of credit cards continues to rise, so does the array of different credit card scams used to try to steal your money. Credit …

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Building a line item budget

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  Many people worry that creating a budget will be too complicated, too restrictive, and put the kibosh on fun.   But a budget is really …

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How to make end-of-year donations

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Making a charitable donation at the end of the year–or any time of year–can be a win-win-win. The organization you give your money to benefits. You get …

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What Is the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)?

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  While you may already be familiar with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, those aren’t the only exchanges that investors use to trade securities. …

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What is a piggyback mortgage loan & how does it work?

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  At its simplest, a piggyback mortgage can be defined as a second mortgage, typically a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC). …