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3 Financial Moves to Make Before You Buy a Home

Home sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing as interest rates remain at historically low levels. In fact, Zillow expects nearly 7 million existing-home sales this year—the most since 2005. With so many prospective homebuyers on the market, you too may be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. Before you begin hunting…

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5 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas at Home

In times of uncertainty, love prevails and that explains why more people than ever are looking forward to celebrating this Valentine’s Day. In fact, a survey from the National Retail Foundation found that nearly 73% of consumers who are planning to do something on this annual holiday dedicated to love feel it is important given…

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3 Financial Steps to Take Before Year-End

A new year is quickly approaching and that means a fresh start. Among the most common new year resolutions, money goals often take the lead. In fact, the 2020 New Year Financial Resolutions Study by Fidelity Investments found that 67% of respondents made a financial resolution including saving more, paying down debt and spending less.…

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Holiday Budget Prep: 3 Things You Should Do Now

The holidays always seem to creep up out of nowhere, which can leave you feeling stressed and over budget if you don’t prepare ahead. And, even though U.S. consumers are feeling financially strained as a result of the pandemic, people are planning to spend more to make this holiday season even more special. According to…

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Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear

Going back to school this fall looks very different this year and many parents feel stressed trying to adapt to remote learning while also working from home. Not to mention, distancing learning comes with higher costs, too. In fact, the 2020 Back-to-School Survey from Deloitte found that 51% of parents will spend more on internet-based…