The phrase “home security” is pretty widely used and has a variety of contexts. It can mean locking doors and windows when leaving the house, setting up an alarm system, participating in a neighborhood watch, or setting up automatic lights for vacations. These are all steps homeowners take to keep the contents of their homes […]
Having a little piece of the world to call your own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream. Couple it with a picket fence and a dog, and you’ve got a perfect Norman Rockwell vision of Americana. It all begins with home ownership. Yet, for many people, this has been a dream deferred. […]
What benefits are there to refinancing my current home? When you refinance you are paying off your current lender and starting a new loan. What new loan you decide on will depend on what you are looking for. Do you want a lower rate and payment? Are you looking for a shorter term to pay […]
I’ll admit I’m not a guru of tax laws so as a mother of teenagers, it eludes me on when you know it’s time for your child to file their first tax return. Filing tax returns is arduous enough that most parents hold off on helping their child file a return for as long as humanly possible-but no parent wants their child to go to jail or get audited. Well, most days I don’t want that.
I read this really informative brochure with some “must ask” questions if you’re thinking about getting a mortgage. The information is from the Credit Union National Association and I wanted to share some of it with you.
These days debt can happen to anyone; medical bills, layoffs, inflation catching up with your paycheck, etc. Getting out of debt though can feel like being on a hamster wheel. You can spin all day and never get anywhere. Why? Because you’re making the minimum payment.