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Questions to Ask Before a Mortgage

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April 10, 2017
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Demystifying Mortgages

Asking the right questions is an important part of every financial decision you make, and home ownership is no exception.   

If you’ve been thinking about buying a place, preliminary research will turn up a long checklist of questions for you to ask at every part of the process. 

There are questions for your financial institution, questions for your mortgage broker and questions for your real estate agent. But what about the questions you should be asking yourself?

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It Pays To Start Saving Now

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March 13, 2017
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Time is a huge factor that can maximize the benefits of compound interest

In case you haven’t heard, compound interest is the best. 

You may remember it as an equation you had to memorize for math class, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the concept that powers all sorts of savings and investment products and, over time, allows you to turn your money into, well, more money!

 

 

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5 Tips to Establishing Good Credit

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March 13, 2017
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Time is a huge factor that can maximize the benefits of compound interest

Just like a person’s appearance can reflect their personality, a person’s credit score can give insights into the financial patterns of a person’s life.
 

A credit history shows one’s financial reliability. The importance of establishing credit is undeniable as it opens new ways to receive loans with favorable interest rates. The following tips can help build a good credit history.

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6 Tips for Buying Your First Home

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March 13, 2017
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Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying a home may signify different things for many different people. However, the most common of those things is the dream of owning a home, a place where memories are made.

Of course the financial implications are perhaps the most obvious concern, however, the emotional side of buying a home is often overlooked. These six tips can help you manage the financial and emotional sides of buying your first home.

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Use Credit Cards

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March 13, 2017
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6 Tips on How to Best Use a Credit Card

If you use a credit card properly, it can be an amazing tool. When credit is used irresponsibly, however, it can bring disaster. Many people carry large amounts of credit card debt and the average amount of debt is growing each year.

If you are one of those that carry a large balance on your credit card, be cautious about adding even more debt.
 

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