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A first-time homebuyer’s guide to New Jersey

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  The Garden State saw record real estate sales in some areas in recent years as city dwellers fled to the suburbs and more rural areas …

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5 assistance programs for first-time homebuyers in Tennessee

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  It’s a long journey through the 440-mile length of Tennessee. That’s why the Volunteer State is divided into three Grand Divisions — East Tennessee, Middle …

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If interest rates are rising, why isn’t my bank account earning more?

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  With all the talk of rising interest rates, it’s natural for consumers to assume that the rates on their bank accounts are headed up too. …

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Everything you need to know about buying a first home in Florida

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  Florida’s ever-growing population, robust job growth, and new industries all make for a hot real estate market. This year is no exception.   Home prices …

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Your recession survival guide

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Recession warnings are everywhere. With interest rates rising, inflation hitting the highest levels in 40 years, and stocks plunging into bear market territory, most people are …

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The ultimate guide to buying a first home in Texas

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  Everything about Texas is big, including the housing market. The second largest state (behind Alaska) and the second most populous (behind California) has seen enormous …

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Income streams that could help you stay afloat when money is tight

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You can make money in all sorts of ways. Perhaps you collect a paycheck every other week, or do freelance work that flows into your checking …

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Housing discrimination is real. Here’s what to do if it happens to you

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  Despite decades of anti-discrimination legislation and other efforts to fight redlining, create fair lending, and ban racial and other bias, housing discrimination can still exist …

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Bad with cash? Read this

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Cash management is a term often used by businesses to determine how much revenue coming in is available for day-to-day operations, and how much is available …

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5 investment myths that could cost you big time

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What stops new investors from putting their money in the market? Sometimes it’s plain old anxiety: What if I make a bad move and lose all my …

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Don’t think you’re ready to invest? This expert says think again

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Do you suffer from investing inertia? Even though you know that investing in the markets may help achieve your financial goals and ultimately help you be …

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Employers can help employees pay back student loans. Here’s how

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The latest extension of the COVID-19-related pause on federal college loan repayments has given employers another important chance to help their employees prepare for what may …

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How employers can help veterans become financially stable

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Though it’s historically been an under-leveraged segment of the workforce, savvy business leaders are increasingly recognizing the critical role that veteran talent can play in executing their talent …

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Reform of the public service loan forgiveness program: What the new changes mean

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Public servants with federal student loan debt just got some good news. The Department of Education announced major changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that will …

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Insurers are pushing customers toward virtual doctors. Should you let them?

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If you haven’t encountered telemedicine yet, it’s a good bet you will soon. Telemedicine, also called telehealth, is a broad term that encompasses just about every …

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What to do when your adult kid ages out of your health plan

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Two years ago, recent college grad Amelia Hefferon was working as a stage actor in Chicago’s lively theater scene. In between gigs she found part-time work …