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PMI Dragging You Down? Here’s How to Get Rid of it Early.

May 18th, 2021 • Lisa W.
If you recently purchased your home with less than a 20% down payment, it is fairly certain that part of your monthly payment includes private mortgage insurance (PMI). Private lenders (i.e. not FHA or VA) add PMI to your monthly payment to protect themselves against the risk that you will be unable to pay and … more »
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How to Insure Yourself When Unemployed

May 11th, 2021 • Gayle E.
As of this writing, 36.5 million Americans are out of work or working less. One of the most important benefits of full time employment is health insurance so what happens when a job is cut, furloughed, or reduced? Often, health insurance is cut too.  If you’ve lost your insurance, here are some options to find … more »
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Budgeting Apps Make You Spend More

May 4th, 2021 • Lisa W.
“Knowledge is power”, so said Francis Bacon in the 16th century. But is that always a good thing? That brings us to budget apps for tracking spending… A recent academic study from the University of Arizona studied whether or not budget apps that track your spending actually help you to stay on budget. As it … more »
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How to Know When to Make an Insurance Claim

Apr 28th, 2021 • Kristen A.
Though it’s obviously necessary, I’m not a fan of insurance. If you have the desire (and the cash to pay the premium) you can insure literally anything. The car you drive, the home you live in, the jewelry you wear, they can all be protected by an insurance policy. This protection can extend beyond the … more »
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