Personal Finance, Refinancing

How to Refinance a Home with Bad Credit

March 06, 2018 / Posted by Lenda

The average FICO credit score hovers around 695, but if you fall below the average, all is not lost. There are still ways that you can buy or refinance a home. Through persistence, planning, and financial strategy, you can achieve your goals and refinance your home.

Credit & Debt, Personal Finance

How Your Credit Score Impacts Getting Approved for a Home Loan

March 01, 2018 / Posted by Lenda

While it’s no secret that having a good credit score can improve your chances of getting approved for a mortgage or refinance, understanding the meaning of your score and how it can influence your eligibility —as well as your interest rate— isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here’s a quick guide to how your credit score impacts getting approval for a home loan.

Personal Finance, Credit & Debt

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score with Credit Cards

February 13, 2018 / Posted by Lenda

Your credit score can have this sneaky way of making you feel either really amazing or really insufficient. Knowing it can impact everything from the deposit you give to the energy company to your ability to finance a car or a home...sitting on the sidelines while your credit score falls off into the abyss is just not an option. It’s time to step up your credit game!

Personal Finance

Want to Use Your 401(k) for a Down Payment on a House? 5 Things to Know

August 07, 2017 / Posted by Jeanine Skowronski

Mortgage 101, Refinancing, Saving Money, Personal Finance

Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster and Save Thousands with This Simple Financial Move

March 30, 2016 / Posted by Chris

Credit & Debt, Personal Finance, Mortgage 101

The Consumer’s Definitive Guide: What To Know About Negative Interest Rates

March 10, 2016 / Posted by Thierry Godard

Personal Finance, Apps & Tech

58 Kick Ass Apps That Will Whip Your Personal Finances Into Shape

March 07, 2016 / Posted by Chris

Personal Finance

Demystifying the Most Misunderstood Title Insurance Terms

February 29, 2016 / Posted by Chris

If you’ve purchased a home in your lifetime, we’re quite sure you’ve been asked about Title Insurance. The closing agent or attorney probably went into a spiel about your abstract, the chain of title, easements, and another five to ten words that left you scratching your head.

Saving Money, Personal Finance

4 Ways to Make Your Budget Your Best Friend

January 25, 2016 / Posted by Chris

Personal Finance

4 Things You Can Do Now for a Less Crappy Tax Season

January 18, 2016 / Posted by Chris

If you’re like most Americans, tax season is your favorite time of the year. Well, maybe not. Actually, tax season is probably one of the most dreaded times for Americans. Right after the new year, it’s a combination of waiting for all of your tax documents - W-2’s, 1099’s, filling out forms - and making sure you have enough time to file your taxes before the deadline.


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