Four Ways to Make House Buying Simpler

Buying a house can be a stressful process. So much to think about, and so much commitment. When purchasing a property, particularly if it’s your first one, you need to consider that you are in it for the long haul. You’re entering a financial marriage that will last years, maybe 30 or 40. It’s important you get things right, so that they don’t come back to bite you later. Here’s some ways to make the process as a simple and manageable as possible. Know your credit score Just because you … [Read more...]

How You Can Have a Solid Home Living Situation After Serving in the Military

Housing costs are the biggest expense that most people have, and rents and mortgage costs continue to go up. If you find yourself shopping for a new apartment to live in every few years or have a mortgage that is too expensive, there are ways to get your living situation stable. First, you need to be a member of the military or a person who has been honorably discharged, or you have to be the spouse of a service member to qualify for VA loan refinancing. Whether you’re a single woman looking for … [Read more...]

Newlyweds: Get Out of Debt (and Stay Out)

Between the dress, the engagement and wedding rings and paying for the venue, photographer and honeymoon, the cost of hosting a wedding is exorbitant. In fact, the average wedding cost $28,427 in 2012, according to a survey conducted by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. Prices ranged from $76,687 in Manhattan to $15,504 in Alaska—but no matter where you live, this is a pretty steep bill for an average couple trying to start a life together. If you're excited about getting married but anxious … [Read more...]

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