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7 Credit Score Myths Even Shrewd Home Buyers Fall For

That small balance you keep on your credit card? Not helping at all. Forty percent of us think our credit score will climb if we carry a small balance (nope), and 52% don’t realize bad credit can increase the amount needed for deposits on utilities (it does!), according to a NerdWallet survey. “There are quite […]

Buying A Home This year? Here’s How To Get Your Finances Together

Just about one-third of Americans say their financial life is worse than they thought it would be. That’s the primary conclusion of a new study by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) — that the cause of their financial stress is something as simple as ongoing transportation expenses, housing repairs or maintenance, or even […]

Are You Getting The Home Tax Deductions You’re Entitled To?

Here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these home ownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill: Mortgage Interest Deduction One of the neatest deductions itemizing homeowners can take advantage of is the mortgage […]