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Overcoming Barriers to Homeownership

Homeownership is a dream for so many Americans, but a lot of people, especially younger adults, face barriers to purchasing a home. Besides increased house prices in some locations, other major barriers include: Not enough money saved for down payment

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Posted in Housing

Refresh Your Finances During Financial Literacy Month

Refresh your finances

April is Financial Literacy month and while it might not mean much to the average person, it’s important to make time for your finances. Ideally, you take a look at your income, budget, and debts on a regular basis. But

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Financial Wellness

The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund

Since we’re in the heart of tax season, I thought I’d share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether you’re expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax refund can determine how

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes

Managing Debt as an Active Service Member in the Military

Members of the military face unique situations and challenges that civilians do not. For example, active service members face the possibility of deployment and sometimes continuous relocation. A 2014 National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey indicated 77% of service members

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Military

4 Bad Financial Habits That You Need to Break Stat

Most of us have bad habits that we tell ourselves we’re going to stop. But it’s hard to break patterns without making a conscious effort. So here are some bad financial habits to stop asap…with tips on how to be

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Posted in Financial Wellness
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