Should You Borrow from Your Retirement Account to Fund Your Grad School Education?

Anyone preparing to go back to school has probably considered paying tuition, at least in part, with their retirement savings. After all, the money is just sitting there, waiting to be used. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should use …

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The Fed’s stimulus policies are actually paying off: Study

The Fed was right about some of its stimulus policies, basically. A new study shows that the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying stimulus program, which has kept mortgage rates artificially low for the past four years, had a measurable, positive impact on …

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How to Buy a House with No Regrets

It’s possible to buy a house with no regrets – if you’re willing to do your homework first. In a survey conducted in the second quarter of 2014 by Chase Bank, 39 percent of people said they’d choose a house of …

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Why You Should Never Buy Permanent Life Insurance

If you want to throw your hard-earned money into a hole, then buy permanent life insurance. While life insurance is a key component of your financial planning, it shouldn’t be an expensive investment vehicle. Your policy should cover enough to …

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Investing in a College Education? 5 Tips for Maximizing Your ROI

Whether you’re finishing your bachelor’s degree, getting your master’s degree or a professional certificate, or going to college for the first time, furthering your education is an expensive investment. But, like any other investment, you can earn a lot more …

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3 Tips to Get a Lower interest Rate

Want a lower interest rate, late payment fee forgiveness or a higher credit limit? Just ask for it. Nearly nine out of 10 credit cardholders who asked their credit card companies to waive a late payment fee were successful, and …

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4 Steps to Fighting Your Property Taxes

An increase in property value isn’t always a good thing. Increased property values may mean increased property taxes, leaving you with a much higher tax bill than you anticipated. Some homeowners are shocked when they open that letter and find …

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The Ilyce Glink Show on WSB Radio: September 21, 2014

Ilyce Glink Show on WSB Radio: Giving real estate and personal finance advice.  From refinancing your mortgage to finding the right real estate agent to your investment choices and your every day decisions on money, you can rely on Ilyce …

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4 Ways You Can Go Green and Save Money

Want to go green and save money? Remodeling your home with a few key features could improve its energy efficiency and increase its value over time. In fact, homeowners who choose to take on green remodeling projects can lower their …

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How You Can Save $1 Million

Americans are living healthier and longer lives. The average life expectancy is now 79—that’s plenty of time to save more than a million dollars. The upshot is that you need to start securing an income for the 10, 20 or …

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