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How to stop the sale of your credit info

You’re probably used to receiving a steady trickle of credit card, car insurance and other financial offers in the mail. When you apply for a mortgage, however, that trickle can quickly become a deluge of marketing phone calls, emails and letters.

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Why waiting to buy a home may cost more

If you’re on the fence about purchasing a home, here’s an important piece of advice: buying a home sooner rather than later could save you money. This is because three things can happen while you’re waiting to buy:

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How the wealthy make money with their mortgages

If you thought mortgages were just for people of modest means, think again. From the upper class to the uber affluent, the wealthy across American make big use of home loans. Even billionaires see a benefit to financing their homes.

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Do you have an emergency fund?

In weather and in life, rainy days are inevitable. From natural disasters and economic hardship to car repairs and medical bills, the unexpected happens, and it can be expensive. Insurance coverage, support networks and government aid are important safety nets, but they aren’t always enough. That’s why experts recommend having an emergency fund to prepare ...

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How long to keep your tax, financial and other documents

With the start of tax season, you’ll probably find yourself digging through paperwork in the months ahead. Depending on how many documents you have on hand and how well you organize them, this can be quite the task. To make your tax preparation easier, reduce the clutter in your home and keep your important information ...

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