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Are You Ready for a Vacation Home?

In the afterglow of a rejuvenating getaway, buying a vacation home can seem like an especially attractive idea. What could be better than having a place of your own near your favorite beach, mountain range or artsy small town? ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

Should You Work With Your Family?

Often, the people you work with become like family. You work side by side for long hours, under stressful deadlines, or in challenging situations. Why not work with people who are part of your family? After all, they have loved ...

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Savings Accounts

When you want to securely store your money, you can choose to open one or more savings accounts at a financial institution. If you’re unsure how many accounts to open, it’s a good idea to keep the advantages and disadvantages ...

What is a Retirement Plan Fiduciary?

Preparing for retirement requires a comprehensive approach that can be more involved than what you have time or experience for. When putting away money in your 401(k), individual retirement account or pension, your money will ...

Organizing and Storing Your Online Passwords

To safeguard your financial, private, and personal information from identity thieves and hackers, you should use unique passwords for each of your online accounts as well as for each of your devices. From email — both personal ...

Tips for Building a Treehouse

For many kids, having their very own treehouse is the ultimate dream. These treetop structures offer children a fun escape, a chance for imaginative adventure, and an easy way to get close to nature. Although constructing the ...

The Best Plants to Help Keep Pests Away

Warmer weather is just around the corner, which means more time spent enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, relaxing in nature often brings with it the annoyance of pests like insects, rodents, and even parasites. These ...

Starting a Financial Account for Your Child

In order for your child to save a successful future, it’s important they learn crucial life skills now while they’re young — and that’s particularly true of financial skills. Opening a checking and/or savings account for ...

Rates are Rising. Is it Time to Refinance?

You’ve probably heard it on the news or through Social Media, “Interest Rates are Rising.” While it’s no reason to panic, rising interest rates do have an impact on homeowners and potential homeowners. Throughout the last ...