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How do mortgages work?

Buying real estate will likely be one of the largest investments you make. Whether it’s your first home or your dream home; each purchase is unique and may have you asking questions like, what is a mortgage? How do mortgages work? And, how do I apply for a mortgage? We know there’s a lot to understand and we’re here to help. This article will explain the key factors of the mortgage process so you can eliminate the guess work and apply and buy with confidence!

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How couples manage money

So, you’re coupled up and excited to share your life with your significant other, happy times! Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or beginning something new, there’s more to think about besides combined living spaces, daily routines, and remembering whose turn it is to wash the dishes. Deciding how to collectively manage finances as a couple is an important part of any relationship. This article will discuss the pros and cons of individual and joint bank accounts so you can determine what’s best for you.

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How to budget for the holidays

‘Tis the season! The holidays are full of hope, joy, food, family, shopping, and, let’s not forget, stress! It’s a time known for giving and receiving, and if you’re thinking about planning for the holidays, especially in times of economic uncertainty, you’re not alone. We’ll explain how to budget for the holidays, so you can give without getting into debt.

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Setting Up Savings Accounts
Budgeting | Savings Account

Setting up savings accounts

The importance of saving money for your future and the basic knowledge of how savings accounts work may be well known, but a frequently asked question when starting to save, is how many savings accounts should I have? Learn why you may need more than one savings account, how much money you should have in each, and how to set them up in this article.

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First-time homebuyer mortgages

Exciting times, you’re ready to become a homeowner. Buying a home for the first time can be exhilarating and nerve wracking, especially when it’s time to apply for a mortgage. Before the search begins and house hunting starts, learn what it means to be a first-time home buyer, 10 key steps to buying a home, first-time home buyer mortgage options and how to apply.

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