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Archive for the ‘House & Home’ Category

Should Utilities Be Added to Credit Scores?

Written by FCN Staff - 3 Comments

This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com.
One of the biggest complaints that many have about the credit reporting industry is the fact that consumers have little choice but to engage in activities that can result in high interest debt if they want a good credit score.
While it’s true that the point [...]

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Published on January 10th, 2014 - 3 Comments
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Buying the Right Snow Blower

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This post comes from Aaron Brandt at our partner site Quizzle.com
It’s time to face facts. It is now December. It is going to snow. And you need to be prepared to dig your way out of whatever icy mayhem this winter offers. Sure, you can toil away in the elements with a shovel, or you can [...]

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Published on December 30th, 2013
Modified on December 20th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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End of year brings changes in mortgage industry

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This article comes from Anthony Fontana from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.

For some of us, the end of 2013 just signals the beginning of 2014. Not a whole lot changes aside from writing 2014 at the end of a date. However, the end of this year is different. Why, you ask? Because [...]

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Published on November 15th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Mortgages
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VA loans – Understanding occupancy requirements

Written by Linda Vergon - One Comment

This post comes from Amanda Pallay at our partner site Quizzle.com.
Most veterans say that some of the more confusing aspects of qualifying for a VA loan are the occupancy requirements. This usually stems from when a service member gets their PCS orders and has to move. Will they be able to rent the house? Will they be [...]

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Published on November 1st, 2013
Modified on October 16th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Moving, Real Estate
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Take a day off for (often forgotten) financial housekeeping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]

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Published on October 7th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Family & Life, Frugality, House & Home, Insurance, Planning, Saving & Investing
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Super debt: That’s just about the size of it

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 7 Comments

This article is by staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
Personal finance gurus have long warned that we Americans have a nasty problem. We spend too much and save too little. Not only do we not look for the best savings accounts, or check on savings account rates, or seek high interest savings accounts, many of us don’t [...]

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Published on September 11th, 2013
Modified on September 9th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Banking, Debt Reduction, House & Home, Saving & Investing
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How’s your housing recovery?

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington.
They say real estate is all about location, location, location, but I think it may be even more specific than that. The condition of the real estate market can vary from house to house.
The backdrop for this topic is a series of stories about the recovery of the [...]

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Published on September 2nd, 2013
Modified on August 29th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Mortgages, Real Estate
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The mistake that plunged my credit score 200 points

Written by ecannon - 9 Comments

This post, written by Sibylla Nash, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do. I had figured, there must [...]

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Published on August 16th, 2013
Modified on August 7th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Debt Reduction, House & Home
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What to look for when buying an energy-efficient home

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This post by Krissy Schwab comes from our partner site at QuickenLoans.com.

A study released in February of 2013 by the National Association of Home Builders says one of the most important qualities new home buyers want is an energy-efficient home. They add, “Nine out of ten buyers would rather buy a home with energy-efficient features and permanently [...]

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Published on June 7th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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The hidden savings in a rent payment

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 8 Comments

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.

The scene was a sidewalk café on Chicago’s northwest side one summery evening around 2006. I’d been joined for dinner by a couple friends, Grant and Kate, and between bites of chicken Vesuvio – or was it a chopped salad? — was enjoying the witty, intelligent repartee of my two companions.
There was [...]

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Published on June 5th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 8 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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