Monthly Archives: December 2015

Beefing up Your Finances to Buy a House: The Millennial Edition

Millennials—we’re kind of a different breed, aren’t we? Whether we’re choosing a rough-around-the-edges urban neighborhood over a white picket fence in the burbs, or slathering our sandwiches with handcrafted white truffle mayo, this generation does things a little differently from … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Can Go Up but Here’s Why you Can Deal

It’s a late-summer nail-biter: The U.S. Federal Reserve will announce its current policy for short-term rates on Thursday, ending weeks of suspense. If you’ve been worrying that the Fed will raise rates and thus ruin your dream of homeownership, well, … Continue reading

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How to Save for A Home When All Your Money is Going Toward Rent

Renters everywhere are feeling the constraints of rising rents. Higher rents erode your ability to save the cash you need to buy a home. Your living situation becomes a Catch-22: the longer you rent, the bigger percentage of your discretionary … Continue reading

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The Cities With the Highest Credit Scores

Your address doesn’t factor into your credit standing, but there are geographical trends to credit scores. For example, people in the northern Midwest have historically had high average credit scores. Low average credit scores are common in Southern and Western … Continue reading

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