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If you are on the fence, the answers to the following questions can help you decide whether refinancing is a chance worth taking.

Three Questions to Ask before You Refinance Your Home

For many homeowners, there will come a time where the question is raised of whether it would be prudent to consider refinancing your mortgage. The benefits of refinancing can be great, particularly if you want to use potential ...
Whether you’re looking to get into couponing for yourself or you’d like someone else to do the heavy lifting for you, here are some ways you can utilize the process to save yourself some serious money.

What to Know About Extreme Couponing

We are constantly bombarded with coupons, whether they’re sent to you in the mail, you find them in the newspaper and magazines or they’re sent right to your email; whatever the method, there’s a strong chance they’ll ...
Choosing a savings bank account is an important step toward financial responsibility and security, and though a savings account is one of the oldest and most traditional financial products in the United States, there are so many different types to choose from today that finding the perfect one can be a difficult task.

What to Look For in a Savings Account

Choosing a savings bank account is an important step toward financial responsibility and security, and though a savings account is one of the oldest and most traditional financial products in the United States, there are so many ...
What is this important score and how is it determined? Learning this will help you take steps to raising your score over time.

How Is Your Credit Score Determined?

When it comes to buying a house, purchasing a new vehicle or applying for a credit card, your credit score is bound to come into play. As an influential factor in a financial institute’s decision whether to loan you money or ...
Despite HSAs being designed to help people manage medical expenses, their structure and tax benefits make them a useful tool for retirement savings as well.

Should You Max Out Your HSA?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are tax-advantaged medical savings accounts designed to help people cover the out-of-pocket costs they incur while enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Despite HSAs being designed to ...
Allow this guide to help you understand what escrow is and the ways in which it comes into play during a home buying transaction.

What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

If you are in the process of buying a home, you will probably hear the term “escrow” multiple times throughout the transaction—both before and after the real estate settlement itself. But since the term is used to describe ...
The word “warranty” alone can make a person automatically feel protected. But you can get the most out of your various vehicle warranties—and there can be quite a few of them—if you know and understand what each of them is all about.

What’s Covered in My Auto Warranty?

The word “warranty” alone can make a person automatically feel protected. But you can get the most out of your various vehicle warranties—and there can be quite a few of them—if you know and understand what each of them ...
Self-Employment Retirement Planning

Self-Employment Retirement Planning

You’ve spent years being your own boss. While the experience has been liberating and rewarding, it makes retirement much more challenging when you’ve lived with your job for so long. While traditionally-employed workers simply ...
Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s the lowdown on how to financially prepare for your child’s future goals.

How to Save for Your Child’s Future

Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s ...
Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term.

What is a Home Equity Loan?

Buying a home is typically the largest purchase that many Americans will make in their lifetimes—and most won’t own their home outright for 15 to 30 years, depending on their mortgage term. As you pay off your mortgage month ...