You don’t need to visit a movie theater to enjoy a movie theater experience. These days, with the availability of affordable and portable video equipment, you can host your own backyard movie nights, sports game viewings or video game parties without breaking the bank. If you’re concerned about the coronavirus, having a get-together like this in your backyard can be a great way to invite friends over for some socially distanced fun. Here’s what you need to share big-screen outdoor entertainment on a budget with your family and friends.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if selling your home was as easy as putting it on the market as is and waiting for someone to make an offer? That may be wishful thinking, but you can increase the odds of a quicker deal if you spend enough time preparing to sell your home. With a few simple changes, your house will be ready to dazzle potential buyers as soon as they step through the door.
Getting a mortgage is more than a one-time event. It’s an important ongoing part of your lifelong financial strategy, and it should change and evolve as you and your household’s needs, goals and circumstances change and evolve. Whether you want the smallest mortgage payment available, to be debt free as soon as possible, to minimize the cost of your loan or to have the most cash available to save, spend or invest elsewhere, each may require a different mortgage solution. Here are some guidelines to consider at each stage of life when deciding what direction to take with your mortgage.
As many as one in three Americans don’t check their credit reports. Are you one of them? You’re entitled by law to check your reports for free one time per year, and due to COVID-19, free weekly checks are now available. If you’re not already checking your credit reports, here’s what you need to know about why they’re important and how to access them.