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What is a Reverse Mortgage

Rumors are that a reverse mortgage is only for people of a certain age – usually seniors. True or false? Reverse Mortgage: American Style For the most part, it’s true, particularly if you consider how they came about. In the United...

Documenting The House

A house is more often than not, a home. It is a place where the walls bubble over with a sense of safety, security, love, and if you’re lucky, joy. Home is lazy Saturday mornings, and cookouts on the...

How Often Should I Change My Oil

This is the age old question is it not? “How often do I really need to change my oil?” Well, the truth is that almost all of the car companies out there and all of the oil change companies agree...

What is Compound Interest – How to Make your Money Grow

Most people understand “interest” as it applies to loans, credit cards and savings accounts. When talking about loans and credit cards, interest is the fee you are charged to borrow money. With savings accounts, interest is the amount of...

Sharing a Bank Account – Pros and Cons

There are some things about being married that make certain things in life more difficult. And one of those things is money! So, it’s no surprise that more couples argue and eventually divorce over financial issues than any other...

Needs versus Wants – Be Happy with What you Have

For just one minute take a step back into your imagination and pretend that today is the day you have worried about your whole life. You are given one month to live and can only take 3 things from...

Lost Your Credit Card – How to Protect Yourself

The moment you realize that you have lost your credit card is a terrifying and heart stopping moment. You know that anyone out there can be ringing up purchases, stealing your identity, and ruining your credit without concern for...

If Your Husband Died Tomorrow – Would their be Enough Money?

At some point in life the moment comes when we realize that we are no longer invincible. The older we get, the more responsibilities and children we have – the more it becomes natural to worry about your own...

How Much Should You Tip – The 1, 2, 3’s of Tipping

Typically speaking, when you encounter someone in the service industry – you are normally ‘expected’ (not required) to leave a tip of some sorts. In this case, ‘service industry’ mostly refers to the hospitality industry. Maitre D’s, waitresses, cleaning...

Facts About Bankruptcy – Claiming Chapter 7

Millions of Americans have declared bankruptcy—and with credit card and school loan debt increasing, chances are that the number of bankruptcies in America will only go up. If your debts are simply unmanageable, bankruptcy may be your best option....

Buying Gifts Online – Lots of Savings to be Had

Sometimes it feels like we couldn’t live without the internet. It has become so prevalent in our lives in a relevantly short period of time it’s easy to forget not too long ago we actually had to walk into a store to buy something. To those of you who...

Working for a Miserable Boss – How do You Deal with Them?

You would think (and hope) that in the professional world, the people that you work with would be, well…professional. But unfortunately, the tyrannical bullies that occupy elementary school playgrounds run amuck in the work place as well. What makes them worse in the workplace is that some title, or...

Staying Home with the Kids vs. Going to Work

At some point every parent is faced with a decision to make. Do they continue working, slaving away hours for monetary compensation or do they try to trim the fat off the family budget and make being a stay at home parent work? The battle over the best way...

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