Comparing Mortgages

USDA vs. VA Loan Financing – Which is better?

Buying a home is an important decision. It is a big investment for most and can often be a bit frightening to some. Even if this is not your first home buying experience, it might have been a few years since you bought your previous home and you need to refresh your memory on what loans are available.

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Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Your investment style will have a lot of bearing on the type of investment account you choose. Be sure your decision is the most cost-effective one by avoiding the most common investing mistakes.

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Beginners Guide to Common Yoga Styles

Yoga isn’t just a niche exercise group anymore. It’s everywhere. And like that 17 season television show you can’t bring yourself to commit to even though everyone has seen it, it can be intimidating to be a beginner when it seems like everyone else isn’t.

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Tips for Handling a Language Barrier When Traveling

Whether you are taking a vacation, studying abroad, or going on a business trip, it’s important that you can effectively communicate in the country you’re traveling to.

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How to Talk With Your Partner About Money

Talking about finances with your partner is widely feared, but frankly, it doesn’t need to be. If done well and regularly it can actually bring the two of you closer together. After all, if financial troubles are one of the leading predictors of marital instability, shouldn’t the opposite hold true?

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Best Travel Booking Websites to Save You Money

Americans are known for being overworked and not taking many vacations, even though time off has been shown to increase productivity and satisfaction with a job. Some companies don’t even offer paid vacation time, so finding the time to decompress can be expensive and cause more stress than the relaxation a vacation is intended to do.

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Lifting Weights

Common Workout Myths and Misconceptions

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions circulating about exercise and getting fit. Unfortunately, if you believe some of these misconceptions, it can really hinder you and your fitness progress.

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13 Smart Tips for Using Your Tax Refund

It’s that time of year again – tax time. A lot of people are gathering up their W2’s, 1099’s, receipts, etc. and seeing how they fare with the taxman. According to Business Insider, nearly 8 out of 10 tax filers in the United States receive some form of a tax refund, with the average amount being paid at around $2,895 – though it does vary by state.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

Most consumers are familiar with the basic concept of a credit score. When you apply for new credit, such as a car loan or a new credit card account, the creditor reviews your FICO credit rating to determine if you qualify. Your score may also play a role in the interest rate and terms that you qualify for.

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Blue Cash Preferred from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Review

Not many credit cards can match the cash back earning potential that the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has to offer. With cash back opportunities in popular categories: gas stations, supermarkets, and select department stores in the United States – this card has a lot of appeal.

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