4 ways a home seller can lower your homebuying costs

When buying a home, one of your goals is to negotiate with the seller for the best possible deal. This was a difficult task during the red-hot real estate market of the past few years when competing buyers bid up home prices in many parts of the country. But now, with the housing market cooling ...

The right way to cancel a credit card

So, you want to cancel a credit card. Whether you should do so and how to complete the task isn’t always so simple, though. Canceling a card requires more than just cutting it up, and retiring that piece of plastic can be either a wise financial move or an unnecessary ding to your credit score. ...

How to make your home pet-friendly

An estimated 67% of U.S. households are home to one or more pets. These animals bring a special joy to many homes, but they also bring unique needs. If you have a pet or plan to get one, here are some ways you can make your home more pet-friendly.

Why you should check your credit reports regularly

As many as 1 in 3 Americans don’t check their credit reports. Are you one of them? You’re entitled by law to check your reports for free once per year, and as of this writing, free weekly credit reports are available through December 2022. If you’re not already checking your credit reports, here’s what you ...

How to brighten your home this winter

Winter has its charms, but the shorter days and longer nights are on few people’s lists of favorites. While you can’t make the sun stay up longer, you can take simple steps to bring more light into your living space. Here are six ways you can brighten up your home this winter.

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