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The 7 Best Budgeting Apps for You in 2022
February 28, 2021

The 7 Best Budgeting Apps for You in 2022

Best Overall: Mint Price: Free Mint is one of the most widely used budgeting apps out there. And for good reason. It offers a variety of features to help you track and manage your money. Plus, it has ...


Budgeting for Home Ownership
April 28, 2021

Budgeting for Home Ownership

How Much Are Closing Costs? Buyers need to have cash on hand for closing costs which can amount to between 2% and 5% of the purchase price, depending on which state you live in. Additionally, the more...


Why It’s Important to Reevaluate Your Budget Every Year
January 10, 2021

Why It’s Important to Reevaluate Your Budget Every Year

Assess the Last Year Before you can improve your finances, it’s important to first figure out where you stand. More specifically, you’ll want to evaluate just how well you performed last year in regar...


Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022
January 31, 2022

Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022

How Do Student Loans Impact Your Finances? Your credit score is one of several factors that lenders look at when evaluating your financial profile for a mortgage. It is determined by how much debt you...


3 Financial Tips for Women: What You Need to Know
December 30, 2020

3 Financial Tips for Women: What You Need to Know

Where the Disparity Exists We are all accustomed to hearing about wage gaps between men and women, but the disparity in finances goes so much deeper than that. Some quick facts: Only 40% of women bel...


How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses When Buying a Home
August 30, 2019

How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses When Buying a Home

But no matter how much you plan for these massive price tags, it might be the little surprise expenses that hurt the most. They tend to catch many homebuyers off-guard and can add up to a significant ...


How to Save for a Down Payment While Working in the Gig Economy
June 7, 2019

How to Save for a Down Payment While Working in the Gig Economy

Set a Budget The very first thing any future homebuyer should do -- regardless of their career structure -- is to set a monthly budget. This enables you to determine how much you are capable of puttin...


7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance
October 2, 2020

7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance

Actually applying for a mortgage isn’t a lengthy process in and of itself, but it does take some legwork on the front end to make sure you’re prepared and well-positioned to get the best rate possible...


How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?
January 4, 2021

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?

Ongoing expenses Costs that persist over time once you become a homeowner Property taxes Property taxes vary by state and county and are usually included in your monthly mortgage payment. Property tax...