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For anyone focusing on all the fun of the big day, it’s also important to talk about the more serious conversations that come with wedding planning. It is vital to understand where you both stand on key topics, align on where you want to be in the future and figure out how you plan to…

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Student loans are meant to help college students pay for education expenses. Some people get the idea that they can use student loan funds to buy assets; this is a dangerous practice with many downsides. Recently, surveys hit the news suggesting some borrowers are using their student loan money to invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin….

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If you’re in the market as a first-time home buyer, you’ll probably be concerned about your down payment. There is a lot of conflicting information and advice about how much you really need to have.  How can you effectively save the money? How Much Should Your Down Payment Be? You’ll see a lot of advice…

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Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, especially for a first-time home buyer. Luckily professional home buyer coaches don’t stop helping once the home purchase process is complete; we’re here to help with tips and advice to make the home owning process go smoothly too. Move in: There are lots of things you probably…

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Ideas for Staycations

Summer is usually time when families plan their annual vacations. When the kids are home from school, parents can take a week or two off from work and enjoy the summer weather as a family. But vacations can be expensive. Not everyone is in a position financially to take a trip with the whole family,…

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Getting your first credit card is a big milestone for many students and young adults. These symbols of independence are indications that you are financially prepared to accept financial responsibility and begin your credit journey. Before you jump straight in, there are several facts about owning a credit card that you should be familiar with…

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Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process. If you’re not prepared, or if you jump in without taking advantage of all of the expert assistance available to you, you could fall into all sorts of traps. We’re here to offer these 10 first time home buyer mistakes to avoid: Shopping For A Home…

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If you’re planning an Independence Day celebration, it will probably involve grilling outdoors while you share the day with friends and family. That can get expensive, though. Once you’ve invited a few more people over, your spending is going to ramp up as you buy more meat for the grill, beverages, and all the accessories…

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