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Wrapping Up Your Home Search This Winter
December 24, 2018

The weather outside may be frightful. But if you’re ready to buy a home now, there are plenty of excellent reasons to start your home search this winter, and not to delay your home search until the weather warms up....

Do millennials value homeownership over other life events?
November 29, 2018

It was once thought that millennials, a generation born roughly from 1981-1997, were the entitled generation that was to live at home with their parents, long after graduating from college and securing full-time jobs. As recently as 2015, millennials were...

You Don’t Have to Be Debt-Free to Buy a Home
November 19, 2018

Credit cards, student loans, and other debts are a fact of modern life. Last year, the average American carried about $38,000 in personal debt. And fewer than one in four American adults are completely debt-free. But if you think you’ve...

Using Retirement Funds for Your Down Payment
July 30, 2018

Saving for retirement is important for your future. But for people hoping to buy a home soon, watching the balances on their retirement accounts grow while trying to come up with a down payment can be a little frustrating. Why can’t...

What is the Difference Between a Hard Credit Inquiry and a Soft Credit Inquiry?
June 25, 2018

When you apply for a loan or a line of credit, your lender will request access to your credit history and credit score from at least one of the three main credit reporting bureaus–Experian, Equifax, and Transunion. The credit bureaus...

How Fintech Is Helping Millennials Take Financial Control
June 11, 2018

For years the complicated world of banking, lending, and investing have been unavailable to most people. But as we all know, technology has no qualms about disrupting old systems to make room for new and innovative solutions. Increased connectivity around...

How Does Your Credit Score Actually Work?
June 5, 2018

We have all been drilled endlessly about the importance of a good credit score. Your credit score can determine everything from the type of car you can buy to which types of homes you will have a loan approved for....

First-Time Homebuyers: Here’s How to Save For Your Down Payment
April 30, 2018

Renting isn’t exactly flushing your money down the drain, of course… Paying rent gives you somewhere to live and a place to store all your stuff. And that’s important. But unlike renters, homeowners get the benefit of housing while also...

Let’s Talk About Debt – Part 2
April 27, 2018

Between student loans, mortgages, and credit cards it’s hard to find people these days that aren’t struggling with debt. Everyone has their own unique story, yet they all seem to have a common thread—it’s difficult to talk about. It is...

Lets Talk About Debt, Baby
April 20, 2018

Debt Sucks. Telling your friends about how you had to take out a credit card cash advance to pay your rent is not cool. Having to use your Amex card to buy groceries because you had no money is also...