First-time Homebuyer Happiness

The first step in the home-buying process is to find out what you can afford to pay for a house, condo or co-op. This will depend on the amount of cash you have available for a down payment, your credit, income, assets, and overall financial situation. Mortgage qualification is easier for buyers who work as …

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5 Steps to First-Time-Buyer Happiness

The first step in the home-buying process is to find out what you can afford to pay for a house, condo or co-op. This will depend on the amount of cash you have available for a down payment, your credit, income, assets, and overall financial situation. Mortgage qualification is easier for buyers who work as …

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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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