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How Much Do You Really Need to Purchase Your First Home?

When you’re trying to purchase your first home, saving up for a down payment can be a long, difficult process. And it can be confusing; while one financial expert may recommend a certain percentage amount, another expert might disagree. 

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4 Finance Tips for Entrepreneurs Looking to Get Their Business Off the Ground

The hard work of building a company isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds. Entrepreneurs are faced with a number of tough financial decisions in the early stages of growing a company, especially when it comes to finding funding and building a sustainable business model.

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18 Common Terms to Know to Improve Your Financial Literacy

Money is a topic that tends to make most people uncomfortable. Seventy percent of Americans believe it is rude to talk about money. Even married couples don’t talk about money—43 percent say they don’t know what their partner earns, and 36 percent don’t know how much they have invested between the two of them.

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Considering Home Ownership? 8 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

Home ownership is still a core part of the American Dream. In many ways, home ownership provides a degree of financial security. A home is an asset that tends to increase in value, which means that if you buy today, your property could be worth substantially more tomorrow. However, actually buying a home can be frightening, especially for first-time home buyers.

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7 Financing Tips Before You Buy Your First Car

Everyone dreams of the day they get their first car. When you get your license, you can’t wait to ditch the family sedan and have your own wheels. The challenge, of course, is figuring out how to afford a car, either new or used. What are your financial options to achieve automotive freedom?

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Use These 5 Simple Steps to Start Building Credit

Having a great credit score makes life easier.

Not only do those with good credit scores have a better chance of getting approved for mortgages and credit cards, but they also can get favorable car insurance rates.

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Credit Card Advice for First-Time Applicants

There’s a reason why 189 million American adults have a credit card: they can make life a lot easier.

Credit cards offer convenience and flexibility because they’re widely accepted and allow you to make purchases without carrying cash. Credit cards essentially act as short-term loans from the credit card company. If your bill is paid in full and on time each month, you can build credit and avoid going into debt.

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New or Used? 6 Tips for Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is an exciting process. Not only does a car give you freedom of mobility on your own schedule, but it’s also something you can take pride in owning and maintaining.

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Smart Budgeting for Your Next Home Renovation

Deciding to remodel your home can be a massive undertaking. But because of the benefits it provides, more and more Americans are renovating their homes. In 2017, homeowners were expected to invest upwards of $316 billion in home remodeling, compared to the $296 billion they invested in 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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