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Getting Hitched Doesn’t Need to Mean Marrying Finances

Getting Hitched Doesn’t Need to Mean Marrying Finances Marriage generally implies that two homes and lives become one. Should it also involve a complete merging of earnings, assets and expenses? With money arguments being one of the leading causes of failed marriages, combining finances can be scary. For some couples it’s the right approach, but… Read More

10 Tips To Get A Home Ready For Sale

10 Tips To Get A Home Ready For Sale Preparing to sell your home can be difficult. You have to create enough ambiance so that buyers can envision themselves living there but make sure it’s not so cluttered that all they see is you. Make some changes inside and out to get top dollar for… Read More

How to Improve Your Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score Almost no one is perfect when it comes to credit scores. The average score for Americans has been inching up over the past decade and is now close to 700. Many lenders consider that a good number, but the highest possible score is 850,  according to Fair Isaac Corp.,… Read More

5 Financial Resolutions For The New Year

5 Financial Resolutions For The New Year A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start. 1. GET ON BUDGET Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax… Read More

Defending Yourself Against Identity Theft

Defending Yourself Against Identity Theft As technology advances, you can be sure that identity thieves are not far behind. Here are some common methods cyberthieves use to steal your personal information and how you can increase your security while shopping or banking. PHISHING/VISHING Your email messages may not be quite what they appear to be if… Read More