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Home ownership is one of the most exciting and terrifying things you’ll ever take on. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned expert, there’s always more to learn when it comes to buying - and owning - your own home.

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Budget-Friendly Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fee Home Ownership

Budget-Friendly Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fee

Your home is a place where you want to feel safe and secure. However, less than 40 percent of Americans have a home security system. Cost may be a significant factor for many people. Professionally monitored systems can easily run up to $65 USD per month. More and more people are opting for a self-monitored, […]

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5 Home Security Systems for $20 or Less a Month Home Ownership

5 Home Security Systems for $20 or Less a Month

Believe it or not, a home security system can save you a bundle of money. Sure, it’s an extra monthly expense to tack on to the budget. That’s not including a potential one-time installation fee. However, the potential long term savings generally make it a worthwhile expenditure. Even better, many newer security system companies are […]

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Quiet Quitting: What Is It and What Does It Mean for the Workplace? Money

Quiet Quitting: What Is It and What Does It Mean for the Workplace?

The term “quiet quitting” has spread like wildfire on social media. But the concept existed long before it trended on TikTok. While burnout, low pay, and unsatisfying work/life balances led some workers to join the Great Resignation, others “quietly quit” instead of actually quitting their jobs. Quiet quitting means different things to different people. However, […]

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How To Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

President Biden recently announced a student loan relief program, forgiving up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for eligible borrowers. Unfortunately, scammers are targeting those with student loan debt before the legitimate program rolls out. That’s why the FTC issued a consumer alert, warning people that criminals will likely exploit the news to take […]

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Budget-Friendly Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fee Home Ownership

Budget-Friendly Home Security Systems With No Monthly Fee

Your home is a place where you want to feel safe and secure. However, less than 40 percent of Americans have a home security system. Cost may be a significant factor for many people. Professionally monitored systems can easily run up to $65 USD per month. More and more people are opting for a self-monitored, […]

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The 12 Stupidest Fees That You Should Never Pay Save Money

The 12 Stupidest Fees That You Should Never Pay

If you’ve been paying attention lately, it certainly feels like the cost of… well, everything, has been going up lately. And while goods and services do typically cost more over time due to inflation, that’s not the only thing attacking your budget these days. For many people, it’s all the extra fees. Fees in places […]

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Bought a House? Don’t Forget About These New Expenses Woman Holding Little House and Gold Coin Stacks Home Ownership

Bought a House? Don’t Forget About These New Expenses

There’s a reason a house is called a “money pit.” They are really expensive. If you’ve recently bought a house (or are planning to buy one in the near future), then you should be aware of the many expenses you’ll incur as a homeowner. Many of them are new, that you didn’t have to contend […]

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Important Financial Tips For Buying Your First Home Hands Holding Home and Bag of Money Home Ownership

Important Financial Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be a daunting task. It’s not only a major life milestone but a financial one too. Making matters worse, soaring prices and stagnant wages have made it more difficult for millennials to enter the real estate market. Much harder than it was for their parents’ generation, at least. However, that […]

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