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Categories: Homeownership, Spending

The process of improving your home can be very exciting because it allows you to make your home unique to your tastes. But if you don't do things correctly, you could be out a large chunk of money and hinder the ability to sell your home at a later date.

Here are some simple things to avoid so you don't fall into the home improvement money pit:

There are a lot of important events that take place over the course of our lifetime. Marriage, buying a home, and having your first child are all events that are very exciting but also very stressful.

The excitement combined with the stress can lead us to rationalize very poor financial decisions by saying things like, "Well you only get married once," or, "Just getting one more thing for the new baby won't hurt." It's important to keep your emotions under control during these milestones so you don't end up in financial hardship.

Categories: Homeownership, Investments

It is known that physical activity can have positive, lasting effects on the body. But did you know that exercising a little bit of the equity in your home can also have beneficial, long-term results?

Categories: Homeownership, Saving

Are you thinking about refinancing your home? If so, there are a lot of items to consider when making this decision.

Categories: Homeownership, Taxes

With home pricing beginning to rise slightly and homeowners paying down their debt, many find themselves with equity once again in their homes, and lenders are once again looking to help borrowers use that equity for their long term benefit. Before leveraging the equity in your home, think about these important tips:

With the SaveItUp Challenge coming to a close this year, we asked our members to share their personal savings story. Here’s what they said:

Your home may seem like a money hog: mortgage payments, utilities, and maintenance. But for those who have equity in their homes or the right property, your home may actually be able to save or even make you money.

Categories: Homeownership

Whether you are buying your first home or upgrading/downsizing to a new one, there’s a lot that goes into home buying. Here are some basics to consider when purchasing a new home.

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