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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.

Rent or buy? We can help

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

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.

Why do you need a down payment, anyway?

Do you ever wonder why you need a down payment? This article explains the benefits of a down payment and why they are necessary.

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.

Should you buy your car at the end of a car lease?

To buy, or not to buy? That is the question. Read here for tips on whether you should purchase your car at the end of its lease or not.

Which is better: leasing a car or buying one?

To buy, or not to buy? That is the question. Read here for tips on whether you should purchase your car at the end of its lease or not.

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.

How to find a moving company without blowing your budget

Moving is always a big expense, but finding a reliable moving company doesn't have to be. Read here for tips on finding a moving company without blowing your budget.

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.

7 signs you can't afford to buy a home

If any of these signs strike a chord with you, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future.

5 signs you're not ready to buy a house

Home owning isn't as easy as it may seem. Consider these 5 signs before you purchase a home.

8 things you should always buy with a credit card

There are some situations when it's smarter to choose credit over debit—as long as you pay your bills on time, that is. Use your credit card for these 8 types of purchases.

9 hidden costs of buying a home

If you're considering buying a home, be mindful of these extra expenses when establishing your budget.

5 expenses that will cost more because of a low credit score

Learn about the 5 services and products that you may pay more for because of a low credit score.

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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