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I Joined the 800 Club

But I ruined my wife’s perfect credit I was on the phone with our mortgage agent last week, talking about the term of our loan and the rate we could get.During the conversation, our agent mentioned something that surprised me. She said we didn’t really have the best credit, as I thought we do. You […]

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Why I Think the Obama Health Care Plan Is a Good Thing

Over the course of my adult life, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a political issue that’s caused as much debate and derisiveness as the recent discussion surrounding health care reform. For the few of you who may not have already heard, the House this past weekend narrowly passed a sweeping reform bill that […]

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Know Your Financial Strength

If you’ve ever written a resume or had to sell yourself in an interview, you know how important it is to know your strengths. Believe it or not, it’s just as important to know your financial strength as well. After all, when it comes to your hard earned money, ignorance is most definitely not bliss. […]

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Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying or Selling A House

Like a lot of Americans across the country right now, my neighbors have put their house up for sale.  They want to downsize and lower their monthly mortgage payment.  The house has been on the market for a few months now.  It’s a good size house, is well maintained and is in a desirable neighborhood […]

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Is Your Budget Making You Bitter?

Last week, I wrote a post about the $70 night out I had with my husband. In the cheap night out post I knocked myself for spending a week’s worth of grocery money on one dinner and a movie. Luckily, Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot Com stopped by and slapped a little bit of […]

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The IRS Creates New Programs to Assist Struggling Taxpayers

The Recession has hit many Americans hard. As we get into tax season, many people may not realize that events such as a job loss or new unexpected burdens may have tax implications that need to be addressed on your return. The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it is […]

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Making a Limited Budget Work Today and Tomorrow

It’s common knowledge that everyone should save for and prepare for retirement. Most parents would like to be able to save towards their children’s future college costs as well. Problem is, in today’s economy, the vast majority of household budgets are stretched so incredibly thin, that there’s usually not even two cents left to rub […]

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Ally Bank Has an CD That Raises Your Rate

Ally Bank now has a new CD product, the second new product in as many month. The CD product, called 2 Year Raise Your Rate CD, isn’t entirely because it replaces the current 2-year high-yield CD which has a yield of 2.04% APY as of March 9th. What’s new in this product is the promise […]

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