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Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

Many people believe buying a home is a good investment and that it is always a better financial decision than renting. That might not be true in all cases. There are times when renting can be smarter than buying. The main argument for buying a home is that it is an investment. However, the Washington


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Will You Pay Taxes on Your 401(k)

September 12, 2017

While a 401(k) is an excellent option for saving for retirement, especially if your employer matches your contributions, it is important to understand..

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Step-by-Step Guide to Mortgage Refinancing

September 5, 2017

If your credit has improved or your financial situation has changed since you first took out your mortgage, you may be considering refinancing your ho..

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How Much Should I Have in My Emergency Savings?

August 29, 2017

An emergency savings account is of the utmost importance. If you are a homeowner, there are a number of unexpected expenses that could occur, such as..

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401(k) vs IRA vs Roth IRA

August 22, 2017

You probably understand the importance of saving for retirement. However, what may not be as clear is which type of investment account, 401(k), IRA or..

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5 Best Financial Apps for Saving Money

August 17, 2017

You know how important it is to save money—for emergencies, retirement and other goals—but you may be having a difficult time figuring out..

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How Do Online Banks Work?

August 15, 2017

In the past, if you wanted to open a bank account, you had to drive to your local branch and speak with an account specialist. Now, there is a new gam..

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Should I Open a Checking or Savings Account?

August 10, 2017

You probably know you need a better place to store your money than a sock drawer, but if you do not yet have a bank account, you may be asking yourse..

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Do Checking Accounts Earn Interest?

August 8, 2017

If you are an adult, chances are good that you have a checking account. It is the easiest way to cash your paychecks and pay bills. However, what you ..

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Why Do Mortgage Loans Get Sold?

August 3, 2017

It happens all the time. Someone takes out a mortgage with one financial institution and a few years later, the bank sells the debt to another entit..

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Can Credit Card Companies Lower Your Credit Limit?

August 1, 2017

When you first open a credit card, your credit limit is based on your credit score at that moment. If you maintain a high score, make payments on time..