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6 Ways to Cut Expenses and Tighten Your Budget

Many of us have found ourselves in unprecedented situations. Some of us are working full-time from home, homeschooling our school-aged children, and providing full-time childcare for younger children that may be unable to attend daycare in the midst of COVID-19 closures.

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Life Insurance Across the Generational Divide

Life insurance should be a part of everyone's financial plan. Whether you are a young millennial starting your career and family, or a baby boomer making plans for retirement and taking care of your legacy, life insurance offers peace of mind and protection for your loved ones.

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The Homeowner's Guide to Tax Season

“You must pay taxes. But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip.”--Morgan Stanley advertisement

One of the biggest perks of home ownership is the tax breaks and benefits, but owning your own home can make filing taxes more complicated. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common questions homeowners ask during tax season.

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

It’s hard to imagine the warmth of spring when, for many parts of the country, people are still shoveling snow from driveways while frigid temperatures force us indoors. However, as the weeks continue to fly by, it won’t be long before flowers begin to bloom, temperatures spike, and families head outdoors to soak up the sun’s rays. Spring also brings a less exciting ritual we are all familiar with: spring cleaning.

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What I Would Say to 20-Year Old Me About Money

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I was in my twenties, but the reality is, it’s been %$# years.

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5 Ways To Use Your Refinance Savings

Refinancing your home can have many benefits, but the main one that typically entices borrowers is the potential to save money on monthly payments. For some, a refinance could result in a decreased interest rate and subsequent savings on their monthly payment. If you’re fortunate enough to have that result, don’t spend that extra money just yet! Consider one of these options to make the most of your refinance savings.

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How to Save a Down Payment for a Home in 12 Months

There comes a time in many people’s lives when the idea of buying a home goes from “someday” to “someday soon.” However, one of the major hurdles first-time homebuyers face is coming up with a down payment. According to Zillow1, the median home price in the U.S. is $226,800, so a 20% down payment equates to just over $45,000! While saving that much money in a year may seem like an impossible feat, there are options to help you achieve your goal of homeownership. Here are a few ideas to help you get your down-payment account funded within 12 months:

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The True Costs of Mortgage Refinance

Simply stated, when you refinance your mortgage, you are taking out a new loan that replaces your original mortgage. The new loan pays off your original mortgage and comes with its own loan terms, which will be different from your original loan.

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4 Times You Should Consider Refinancing Your Home

In early August, the rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75%. According to HousingWire, these low rates put 8.2 million mortgages in the “refi eligible” zone. Essentially, this means that refinancing will likely save money on the mortgage, despite the application and funding costs.

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How Much Should You Save in Your 401 (k)?

Being financially prepared for retirement is a top concern for many Americans. With more people living paycheck-to-paycheck and the cost of living and healthcare costs on the rise, many people struggle with saving for the future. To get an idea of the current savings environment, below are a few key points:

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