3 Money Sucking Financial Innovations

August 13, 2010

Many fabulous financial innovations have been made in the last 15 years that have helped to make your life easier or better.  Unfortunately, not all the financial innovations over that time have been positive; there have been some products and services created that can be a major drag on your net worth and even on […]

FHA Loans vs Conventional Loans

August 11, 2010

The recent mortgage market crisis and tightening in the credit market has resulted in an increasing interest in FHA loans. Prior to the financial crisis, FHA loans, with their required down payments and limits on loan amounts, were somewhat unpopular. Now, though, with mortgages increasingly difficult to come by, FHA loan requirements seem a little […]

Angies List Big Deal

August 10, 2010

Angies List has added a new feature called the “Big Deal” that could save you some money on house projects.  The way it works is that contractors or service providers with good Angies List reviews can offer special prices to members of the list. For example, in the last few weeks I’ve seen deals for […]

Are Home Warranty Companies Worth the Money?

August 7, 2010

When you buy a home, you will probably be asked if you want to use a home warranty company to cover repairs to certain issues that might crop up. If you are buying a new home, chances are that the builder offers a one year home warranty automatically. You have the option to purchase a […]

Summer Vacation Edition

August 6, 2010

Summer vacations are definitely different than they used to be for our family. My wife and I used to travel to cool cities like San Francisco, New York, Boston, and DC and see the sites over the summer. Now that we have little kids we don’t have the money or courage to venture out on […]

Buy or Rent – Which is Better For You?

August 5, 2010

Renting vs buying is a major decision; whether you rent vs own a home can have an impact on your family’s life for years down the road. With some of the best mortgage rates in years and deals to be had on homes in a down real estate market; if you’re renting you might be […]

8 Fabulous Money Innovations

August 3, 2010

The world has changed quite a bit in the last 15 years. Think back to 1995, what do you remember about that year? The show Friends aired it’s second season, the Braves won the World Series,   Netscape debuted an alternative browser to Internet Explorer, and the tragic Oklahoma City Bombing took the lives of 168 people. So […]

Home Buying Tips From Our Big Purchase

August 2, 2010

Home buyers are definitely in the drivers seat in the current real estate market.  We know this because we bought a house for a great deal last week! Our realtor helped us find a good deal on a short sale that was about to go into foreclosure; so the whole home buying process had to be expedited […]

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