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Tackling the world's problems, especially when we hear news reports of overseas strife or natural disasters, feels daunting...


Tags: Life Enriched, Home Ownership, Personal Finance,

Making a big purchase, consolidating debt, or covering emergency expenses with the help of financing feels great in the moment...


Tags: Home Ownership, Personal Finance, Debt,

A question many potential home buyers ask when applying for a mortgage is: Should I pay off debt before applying for a home...


Tags: Home Ownership

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we all say to ourselves, “Homeownership: should I do this thing?” As innocuous a...


Tags: Home Ownership

Shopping for a loan? Whether it’s for a car, house, or a life-size replica of that thing from Alien, you’ll see the same three...


Tags: Home Ownership, Auto Loans

They say home is where the heart is. Yet it can also be a source of heartache when a high mortgage balance is hanging over...


Tags: Home Ownership

Some will tell you that being a renter is a total waste of money. Every month your hard-earned dollars are sent to your...


Tags: Home Ownership

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll make in your life. Most of us fake our way through the process, following...


Tags: Budgeting, Home Ownership, Personal Finance