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Are Bi-Monthly Mortgage Payments a Good Idea?

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Most homeowners pay off their mortgage by making monthly mortgage payments. In some cases, homeowners with a bit more financial flexibility will make larger payments than required in order to pay off their loan quicker. However, you may not be aware that you can choose to pay bi-monthly mortgage pay...

Uncover the Energy Vampires in Your Home

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Vampires likely are lurking in your home, but holy water and garlic will do nothing to save you from them. We’re talking about energy vampires, the appliances and electronics that drain electricity when they are plugged in, but not actively in use. Think about your furnace during the summer, for i...

Tips For a Budget Friendly Staycation

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More than half of Americans plan on taking a summer vacation, but a good number of us have no summer break plans at all. According to a 2017 poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 43 percent of American have no plans for a big vacation, mostly because they simply can...

Best Values at Dollar Stores: What to Buy and What to Skip

best values at dollar stores

Are you looking for the best values at dollar stores? Typically selling inexpensive items, dollar stores predominantly sell all of their merchandise at a single price of $1 or less. In addition to true “dollar” stores, there are a segment of “dollar and up” stores like Famil...

5 Ways to Trim Your Water Bill

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Are you experiencing sticker shock from your family’s water usage and looking for ways to trim your water bill? As we go about their lives, the average American uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water per day. The average home is a water guzzler too. It can leak an average of 10,000 gallons of w...


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