Three Tips for Couples When She Makes More

Today, one in four women in marriages bring in more income than their husbands, which is up from six percent in the 1960s. Whether you are a man or woman, the pressure to bring home the bacon can be overwhelming. …

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Student Loan Debt Makes it Hard for Some to Buy a House

Crushing student loan debt is making it harder for some Americans to buy a house. With the cost of a college education growing much faster than average salaries and inflation rates, it’s no wonder families are struggling to participate in …

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3 steps to buying a home that grows in value

The housing market right now is a “crapshoot.” Economist Karl Case—co-founder of the heavily-followed S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices—told CNNMoney that today’s housing market is nothing like the predictable pre-crash housing markets, where you could bank on small but reliable price …

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Top 10 Cities for Recent College Graduates

Which cities are the best for recent college graduates looking to settle down? With the economy still in recovery mode, a sluggish job market and staggering student loan debt, college graduates have a lot of obstacles in their path to …

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Four Finance Tips for the Middle-Aged; Caring for Parents and Kids

In between Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, another group has emerged, dubbed “the sandwich generation.” These are middle-aged adults between 40 and 59 whose financial and emotional responsibilities are increasing due to aging parents and debt-laden kids. According to a …

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3 ways to make your cash work harder for you

You’ve probably got some cash stashed—if you’re subscribing to this newsletter you know how important I think it is to have enough in savings—but your cash probably isn’t working that hard for you. Even if you keep a meaningful percentage …

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Interview With Gary Zimmerman From MaxMyInterest.com

I talked with Gary Zimmerman, founder of MaxMyInterest.com, on my show on June 15, 2014. Here’s a transcript of our conversation. You can listen to the interview by clicking the audio file at the end of the post. My guest this …

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Check Your Credit Score Before Shopping for a Mortgage

It’s selling season and buyers are excited to take advantage of the incredible low interest rates out there. But before you start shopping for a mortgage, you should check your credit score. You need to know where your credit stands to be …

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How to Sell a House When You Have Pets

Your pets are an important part of your family, but when you’re trying to sell your house buyers should not be able to see or smell their presence. Even if your pets are all bark and no bite, you’ll want to …

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5 ways to save on home remodeling

One of the hardest truths a homeowner faces is just how expensive remodeling is, and how important it is to save on home remodeling. Nationally, a roof cancost $18,000, a major kitchen remodel runs at $54,000 and a bathroom remodel …

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