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Is It Better to Buy a House or Save for Retirement?

For most of us, buying a house is the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. It’s also probably the scariest. Taking out thousands of dollars for a mortgage loan can leave anyone a bit jittery. But is it worth it? Does buying a house mean you won’t be able to retire... read more

Retirement Stats, Facts, and Figures that Will Shock You

If you’ve been following retirement stats in the news lately, then you know things aren’t looking good. As millions of baby boomers are now reaching retirement age, a growing number of people are realizing they don’t have enough money saved. Take a look at a few... read more

The 3 Financial Habits That Will Help You Save Immediately

Having trouble saving? You’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by Bankrate found an estimated 76 percent of Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck. While this way of living may be sufficient for a little while, how long can you maintain it? The key to... read more

Finance Fridays: How to Be Smarter with Your Money

As part of an ongoing Friday series, we talked to financial experts around the web about saving money, smart spending, and retirement planning. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Richards, certified financial planner and director of investment for the... read more

Finance Fridays: How to Start Saving for Retirement

As part of an ongoing Friday series, we talked to financial experts around the web about saving money, smart spending, and retirement planning. How much do you currently have saved for retirement? If your answer is “not much,” you’re not alone. As a growing number of... read more

What NASCAR Can Teach Us About Smart Budgeting

Though you may not realize it, speeding and spending are somewhat synonymous. Think about it: Some people spend recklessly, while other people drive recklessly. Both require little thought, and both can be incredibly detrimental to you and those around you. With... read more

10 Secret Habits of Debt-Free People

1. They’re always saving People who are financially stable know that the number one rule to being good with money is to save — a lot. All the time. They curb their impulsive spending habits and instead put that money to productive use in a savings or investment... read more

How Certain Retirement Plans Will Waste Your Money

Saving for retirement’s no easy matter. There are many different retirement solutions these days, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is best for you. Finding What’s Best for You While any retirement plan can be a sound investment for your future, it’s important... read more

Why Smart Finance People Say the Dumbest Things

Having trouble keeping up with all the financial mumbo jumbo going around these days? Most financial matters beyond whether to use cash or credit can become fairly complex, and even a checking account, with its various rates and fees, can turn into a nightmare when it... read more

5 Steps to Buy Your Home in 60 Days or Less

Buying a home is a huge milestone. However, the process of closing on your home can easily turn into a nightmare. Having a plan will help you avoid common pitfalls. So without further ado, here are five steps to help you have a fast and easy home purchase. 1. Get... read more

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