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These 5 offer mistakes could cost you the house

Making the right offer on a house is considered the most important step in the house buying process. Here are 5 avoidable mistakes as a first-time homebuyer.

How much you should spend on an engagement ring, according to millennial women

Is buying an engagement ring worth going into debt over? 10 millennial women share their stories and the cost of their engagement rings.

'I bought a New York apartment on a librarian's salary'

Purchasing an apartment seems close to impossible for most renters. Here's a woman's story on how she saved and bought an apartment on a limited salary.

Real estate agents answer: What makes a winning offer?

How do you make a winning offer and stand out from the crowd when purchasing your first home? Real estate agents share their best advice and break down real estate concepts for first-time homebuyers.

6 bidding tips for first-time home buyers

Congrats! You are officially in the market for your first home. Understanding the fluctuating real estate market can be tough. Here are 6 bidding tips that can come in handy for all first-time home buyers.

3 signs you're not ready to buy a home

Home ownership may seem like the best way to get 1 step ahead with your finances, but that's not always the case. Read here to learn the 3 signs you're not ready to buy a home.

How to plan a debt-free vacation

No matter what kind of vacation you're planning, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning.

12 real women on their biggest money regret

Money regret can be a lingering concern with a lot of people.

Here's how to buy a house when you have student loan debt

You have student debt? You can still buy a house. Here are 8 ways to maximize your chance of buying your dream home even with student debt.

7 simple tips for moving on a budget

Don't let the stress of moving get you down. Here are 7 simple tips to make your move budget-friendly and stress free.

How to get the best deal on your new car loan (based on your credit)

Looking to get the best deal on your car loan? Your credit may be able to help you get a reasonable automobile loan without breaking your bank.

Popping the question? 10 do's and don'ts of engagement ring shopping

Are you engagement ring shopping? Before you buy your loved one the perfect engagement ring, read these 10 rules on engagement ring shopping.

How to budget for your vehicle expenses

Vehicle expenses can be unexpected and costly. Learn how you can incorporate vehicle expenses into your monthly budget, and plan ahead for unforeseen expenses.

How much house can you really afford?

As an aspiring homeowner, there are some things you should know before you start touring houses. Find out how much house you can truly afford.

The wedding dilemma: old, new, borrowed, and now you're blue

Budgeting when it comes to your wedding can be difficult. Learn how you can still have your dream wedding while sticking to your budget.

How to offset the effect of a car loan on your credit

Your car loan can effect your credit score. Learn how you can offset the effect of your car loan on your credit score to maintain good credit.

8 steps to buying your first car

Buying your first car can be a confusing process. Use these 8 tips to help guide you through the car buying process.

New home? How much can you really afford?

Before you attend a single open house or read a single real estate ad, let us help you create a realistic price range.

Rent or buy? We can help

Trying to decide which works best for your budget? Let us run the numbers for you.

The 12 key differences between buying and renting a home

Read here for highlights on the key differences between buying a home and renting a home.

Applying for a credit limit increase: what you should know

Are you applying for a credit limit increase? Here is what you need to know.

Buy vs. lease?
Which one is right for you?

Figuring out whether to buy or lease a car is not as complicated as you might think. Check out this infographic and learn which option might be best for you.

Split Decisions: Buy a car or lease it

Jean Chatzky weighs the pros and cons of buying or leasing a car. See how her rationale applies to you. (2:26)

Split Decisions: Buy a home or rent

Jean Chatzky can help you decide whether you should buy or rent your next home. Watch the video. (2:17)

Are you really ready to buy a house?

Owning a home allows you the ability to build equity. But before you take the leap, ask yourself these questions.
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