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How Does Refinancing a Mortgage Work? Well, Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but don’t know where to start? Are you a little iffy because you’re wondering how does refinancing a mortgage work?  Maybe you’re just overwhelmed with information, or you feel like you’re missing out because it seems like everyone is refinancing their mortgages this year. With a ton of […]

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28 Financial Resolutions & Ideas for 2019

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There’s lots of research out there on why resolutions fail year after year.  The short of this -very long and over told- story is that setting a huge goal like “I’m going to lose weight” is both unattainable (because you’re not setting an action plan along with your resolution) and unspecific (how much weight?) For example, […]

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Managing Your Credit in Your 30’s + Why It’s Different Than Your 20’s

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In partnership with TransUnion. The opinions and text are all mine In many ways, I feel my life shifted dramatically when I turned 30. I have more self-confidence, I care less about what others think, and I’m making more concerted efforts to take better care of myself mentally, financially, and emotionally. Even though getting older can be a […]

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Closing Day Demystified – Here’s What Really Happens

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.  After all of the components of the home buying process — negotiations, appraisals, inspections, and insurance — it’s very exciting to (finally) get to closing. But do you […]

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5 Baby Steps You Can Take Today to Prep Your Finances for a Home Purchase

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.    Preparing your finances for home ownership begins the day someone decides they actually want to buy a home. After all, saving for a down payment doesn’t just […]

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4 Ways Buyers Can Outsmart Rising Home Prices (And Still Get a Bomb A** House)

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.  In a sign of a robust housing market, existing-home prices are expected to rise 5.8% in 2017 over 2016, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. But rising […]

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