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10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying…

1. Buy for the long run. Assume you’ll own your home for at least five years. A home is a significant investment, not to mention a linchpin of stability. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing…

You Need A Budget To Buy a Home

Everyone needs to save money for buying property. But in order to save for your new home, or to borrow for that home, you will need to budget for it. And this budget only gets…

Make the Most of Your Tax Cut

Your paycheck is about to get bigger, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last December. And if you use this opportunity to get your financial act together, this windfall could permanently change…

How to Blast Your Student Loans

Student loans are a hot topic these days, with everyone wondering the same thing: How are current college students or recent college graduates going to repay these debts? While millions of Americans have been navigating these…

Are You Following Bad Advice?

Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone. Unfortunately, you're still…

The Biggest Financial Mistake You’re Probably Making

The 2008 financial crisis made it clear: Americans save too little, spend too much and borrow excessively, says Princeton professor Sheldon Garon. In Western Europe and East Asia, governments aggressively encourage people to save through…

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The 50/30/20 Budget

You've reviewed your spending and created a budget, and now you know exactly how much you spend on your home, your car, discretionary spending, and how much you divert to your retirement accounts. That's all…

Don’t Buy a House Until You Check This…

If you insist on living in one of the country’s inflated housing bubbles ― yes, Brooklyn and Northern California, we’re talking about you ― you probably already know you’ll be a renter for the foreseeable future. But in 54 percent…