• Should you consolidate high-interest rate debt?

    Debt payments can put the squeeze on your financial goals. They often shoehorn themselves into your monthly budget, leaving little cash to put toward savings. Multiple sources of high-interest rate debt can make it seem impossible to gain control of your finances.

    But don't despair! Whether your cash squeeze is due to a job loss, unexpected expenses, or the pandemic, it's possible to relieve the financial pressure in a few simple steps. And if you're a homeowner, you have even more options than you think.

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    Should you consolidate high-interest rate debt?
  • Can your home help pay for college?

    Can your home help pay for college?

    If your child recently received a college acceptance letter from their first-choice school, you both have reason to celebrate. But the letters that soon followed were likely a real party pooper. Is the gap between your child's college tuition bill and their financial aid award package larger than you expected? Even after adding in scholarships, grants, and federal assistance, the balance due before the start of the semester may be more than you have in your savings account.

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  • 5 Things to know before you start a home renovation

    Whether you're planning a room addition to welcome a new family member or exploring ways to boost the market value of your home, a renovation can be a wise investment. While home improvement TV shows, blogs, and magazines provide inspiration, few of them share some of the most important aspects of renovation to consider before starting your project. Here are five things to know before tearing down your first wall.

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    5 Things to know before you start a home renovation
  • Drive akamai

    Drive akamai

    Everyone has their ideal dream car, but is your dream car the right car for you?

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  • 4 myths about mortgage loan approvals that keep you renting

    Four myths about mortgage loan approvals that prevent renters from becoming homeowners.

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    4 myths about mortgage loan approvals that keep you renting
  • Auto buying myths that can cost you

    Auto buying myths that can cost you

    While uncovering the best car deal can seem like a battle of wills (you versus the car salesperson), it doesn’t have to be.

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  • 5 simple steps to planning your wedding

    To help you focus on what matters (you and your soon forever-to-be), here are some general guidelines.

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    5 simple steps to planning your wedding
  • Do's and don'ts of living on less

    Do's and don'ts of living on less

    Whether it be a temporary setback or permanent lifestyle adjustment, you will get through this

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  • Your first mortgage

    As the single largest purchasing decision in most people’s lives, it’s worth taking some time to understand the mortgage process.

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    Your first mortgage