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Quickly Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Do looks or first impressions truly matter? In terms of your home, yes!

This is even more true if you are looking to sell your home. A welcoming and well-maintained exterior will catch the eye of possible buyers, whether online or in person. Meanwhile, a lifeless exterior will have most potential buyers passing it up.

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Moving with Kids and Pets: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Summer is a favorite time of year for many people—especially kids. For school-aged children, summer means no school, summer camps, and more time outside to play with friends!

However, if your family is planning to move to a new home this summer—as many homebuyers do—instead you could be experiencing the stress of moving, and this kind of tension can easily be picked up by children and pets.

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The Impact of Tax Law Changes to 529 College Savings Plans

It's not often in life that we hear news that saves us (instead of costs us) money, so we need to take advantage of those limited opportunities when they arrive! Recently, the new tax law changes have provided a few chances to save, such as adjustments to the rules for 529 college savings plans.

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Outsmart the Heat: 6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool All Summer

In case you couldn’t feel it already—summer is here! With 100-degree days becoming the new norm for much of the country, it’s easy to lose your cool trying to keep yourself and your home a refreshing, air-conditioned paradise away from the heat of the day.

Just because its summer doesn’t mean you’ll have to battle out the rising temperatures every day.

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Bitten by the “Fixer Upper” Bug? Here’s a Home Renovation Checklist

Have you ever seen a before and after picture of a home renovation and thought to yourself, “I could do that?” Well, you’re not alone!

The amount of money Americans spend on home renovations continues to increase year after year, making the home renovation industry a billion-dollar industry.

A home renovation of any size can be exhausting, but the results are usually worth the work.

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Establishing Rules for Your First-Time Drivers

Handing over a set of car keys to your first-time teen driver can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Setting the right expectations and rules before they get behind the wheel can help you prevent potential accidents and keep your teen safe.

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Invest According to Your Values

If you're looking to both invest your money for growth and make a difference in the world, you're in luck: socially responsible investing is not an oxymoron! Investing in socially conscious companies is possible and increasing in popularity, with Bloomberg recently reporting that almost 85% of millennials list socially responsible investing as an important personal finance goal.

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Is a 401(k) Rollover Right for You?

When you leave a job, one big decision you face is figuring out what to do with the funds you've accumulated in your employer's 401(k). You have a number of options for moving your money out of that plan, or you could opt to keep your money invested there, even though you won't be able to make new contributions anymore.

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Five Peculiar Things Covered By Insurance

When you buy a home, your lender requires that you secure a homeowners insurance policy, and you’re likely aware of how important it is to protect your home and your possessions from potential damage. Things like a bathroom flooding or home burglaries, unfortunately, happen every day so it’s necessary to protect yourself. However, did you know your policy may also protect you and your home and belongings from things that you thought only happen in the movies?

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How to Buy a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home

Peak homebuying season is quickly approaching, and you may notice for sale signs sprouting up in every yard! If you’ve already started searching for a new home, you may have noticed a few homes listed as For Sale by Owner, or FSBO. A property listed as FSBO, is exactly what it sounds like—a home that is being sold by its owner without the representation of a real estate agent.

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