Category "Personal Finance"

Put down the credit card and turn off the Home Shopping Network. Let’s get to work and explore some ways to improve your personal financial position. From money saving tips and banking strategies to developing a budget and ditching wasteful habits, we’re kicking out some ideas to get you moving the right direction. Have something to add? We’re all ears.

Personal Finance

What Is A REIT?

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A REIT is an acronym for Real Estate Investment Trust – a company that owns income-producing properties. These are a form of known as “pass through” investment vehicles, meaning the profits are...

Living

Real Estate Downsizing Considerations

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Whether the goal is to cut costs, simplify life, or to live in a smaller space once children have moved on to homes of their own, it can be exciting...

Personal Finance

When The Ends Just Don’t Meet

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As I was comparing different meat prices at the grocery store on Sunday, it got me thinking about how many people just can’t go to the store and buy everything...

Personal Finance

Money in Your 30’s – Retirement Planning

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This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2012. For more posts about Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement see Money in Your 20’s/30’s/40’s/50’s/Retirement Roundup. I know we need to be saving...

Mortgage

What Are Your Saving Priorities?

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This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2012. For more posts about Saving and Investing see Saving and Investing Roundup. We all know that savings is crucial. As tough...

Household Savings

How To Fight About Money

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This post is a part of Women’s Money Week 2012. For more posts about Relationships and Money, see Relationships and Money Roundup. Most couples I know fight about money from...

Personal Finance

3 Strategies For Avoiding Impulse Buys

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Impulse buys…those dreaded few extra items that make their way into your shopping cart. Even the best list makers and most disciplined spenders out there will cave to an impulse...

Mortgage

Good Gravy…Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows Again

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We’re starting to sound like a bit of a broken record. Freddie Mac reported that national mortgage rate averages fell once again as economic growth did not meet market expectations....

Personal Finance

Resist Temptation From Email Ads

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Nearly every online purchase process includes the offer to send you updates in the future via email. Agree to receive these emails and they might show up every few weeks...

Personal Finance

Top New Year’s Resolution 2012

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Can you believe it’s 2012? Another wonderful year is behind us and a new one just beginning – with all it’s possibilities of fresh starts, clean slates, and kept resolutions....