6 smart steps every new homeowner should take

As you take the leap into homeownership, be sure to consider these practical concerns. What could be more exciting than taking the leap from renter to first-time homeowner? You can turn the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, read in a hammock in your own backyard and paint your dining room …

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6 smart steps every new homeowner should take

What could be more exciting than taking the leap from renter to first-time homeowner? You can turn the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, read in a hammock in your own backyard and paint your dining room bright red. Some first-time homeowners get swept up in all the excitement and make …

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Deficit plan wins backers

In February, the White House created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to examine how the country spends money and collects taxes.  The commission also was tasked with creating a proposal that would cut the federal budget deficit. MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY The deficit commission’s proposal was released to the public this …

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Manage your money like a woman

Women typically earn less yet live longer than men, which suggests they need a different financial plan. Here are 13 strategies to ensure a comfortable retirement: Family finances: Cut off your kids Sure you want to help your children. But women too often lend a hand at the expense of their own long-term security: Half …

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