Planning to sell your house? – Costs you should be aware of

Selling off a house can end up being a pretty disappointing experience if you’re unaware of the involved costs and don’t finally make as much margin as you had expected to. Being aware of all such costs can help you in creation of a practical plan for the purchase of your next home. In general,[…]

Worried about emergency home repairs? – 7 ways to pay for them with ease

A recently carried out survey by HomeServe USA revealed that as many as 25% of all homeowners never save money for major home repairs. What more, almost half of all homeowners, 48% to be precise, have had to cough up money for some or other emergency home repair during the last 12 months! Buying a[…]

Is it really cost-effective to build a new home? Let’s look at its pros and cons

A home is most likely to be the single biggest investment a person makes in his/her life. Majority of home buyers spend a considerable amount of energy and time in designing and/or looking for their perfect home. The process of house hunting involves several different factors like market trends, location, property condition, homeowners association fees,[…]

Is it Expensive to Refinance My Home?

Home ownership is one of the goals most individuals, both young and old, strive to achieve. In healthy market environments, real estate appreciates in value creating a long-term asset that generates the potential for a substantial return over time. Fortunately, becoming a home owner does not have to be a difficult task in terms of[…]

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Is it Common for Married Couples to have Separate Bank Accounts?

Congratulations! You’ve made the leap into a lifetime together, and now you’ve joined your families, your friends and … your back accounts? Financials are an important topic in any relationship and become even more important as you make big steps towards building a life together. But, how do you do that? Is one joint account the[…]

Should I Buy My House or Continue Renting?

For anyone who has moved out of their parents basement’s already, paying for room-and-board for yourself is an unignorable part of being an adult. A few lucky individuals get to stay under the cash saving umbrella of their parents for longer, but the rest of us are out in the real world to fend for[…]

10 Ways to Make Extra Money Online

Saving up for something special? Feeling strapped for cash? There are many reasons to seek some extra cash in your bank account. We work hard for our money, as the song says, but sometimes the paycheck doesn’t quite stretch as far as we’d like. Thankfully, in the internet age, there is a whole economy online[…]