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Wealth Building Home Loan to Help Low-Income and First-Time Home Buyers
Jan 14

Wealth Building Home Loan to Help Low-Income and First-Time Home Buyers

An innovative new mortgage program is getting a lot of favorable media, as it is designed to help low-income borrowers and first-time buyers get into the housing market and stay there. It’s called Wealth Building Home Loan and it is a 15-year mortgage which allows home buyers to build equity much faster than they would

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MyBankTracker’s Ranking of the Absolute Worst and Best Debts to Have
Jan 13

MyBankTracker’s Ranking of the Absolute Worst and Best Debts to Have

When it comes to financial planning, debt is often treated like a dirty word. Owing money to someone else is frustrating and every debt payment is money that could have gone towards your other goals. Not all debts are created equal though. Some do nothing but hold you back, while others come with helpful benefits.

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6 Signs You Still Won’t Be Able to Save Money In the New Year
Jan 12

6 Signs You Still Won’t Be Able to Save Money In the New Year

Was 2014 a year of financial chaos for you? Did nearly every month present a struggle to pay all of the bills? Were you constantly worried about money and unable to, or afraid of being unable to pay your bills? Have you made up your mind that 2015 will be a much better year for

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What’s the Best Retirement Option for Freelancers?
Jan 11

What’s the Best Retirement Option for Freelancers?

Being self-employed means having more freedom when it comes to things like setting your own hours and taking control of your income but you’ll miss out certain perks that go along with punching a time clock each day. At the top of the list of is the ability to save for retirement through a 401(k)

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The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For In 2015
Jan 09

The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For In 2015

January is a great time to outline your financial goals for the year, including taking a look at your retirement savings plan. If you didn’t save as much as you wanted to last year or you have yet to start contributing to a retirement account, there are some new rules for 2015 that you’ll want

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6 Extreme Ways to Get Out of Debt for Good

6 Extreme Ways to Get Out of Debt for Good

When you’ve got a big black cloud of bills hanging over you, it takes a toll on your emotional and mental health, not to mention the havoc it can wreak with your finances.┬áIf you’re stuck with student loans, credit cards or a car loan, your first priority should be finding a way to get out

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4 Powerful Banking Tools That Compete With Mint
Jan 08

4 Powerful Banking Tools That Compete With Mint

It’s a new year and if one of your financial resolutions is to get a better grip on your cash, you might want to consider letting a personal finance app do all the heavy lifting for you. When your income and spending are recorded automatically, it makes it much easier to keep an eye on

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How to Determine the Investment Value of a New Home

How to Determine the Investment Value of a New Home

The New Year brings with it glad tidings from the housing market — home prices are relatively steady and mortgage interest rates are on a downward trend. These happy developments, combined with a better outlook and higher confidence for consumers, are welcoming first-time home buyers back to the market. These hopeful, new prospective homeowners, especially

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5 Worst Bank Teller Mistakes of All Time
Jan 07

5 Worst Bank Teller Mistakes of All Time

To err is human and no one is safe from making the occasional mistake or two, including bank employees. When you’re handling large amounts of money and dealing with dozens of customers each day, it’s inevitable that you’re going to make an error at some point. While most bank teller mistakes can be easily corrected,

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How to Protect Yourself From Getting Swindled By Gift Card Scams

How to Protect Yourself From Getting Swindled By Gift Card Scams

Identity theft, fraudulent use of bank accounts and debit cards, and other methods of swindling money away from honest consumers is nothing new. Most of us know someone who has had a banking account or credit card hacked, or we have experienced it ourselves. Last month, my Bluebird account was hacked by someone shopping in

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