10 Ways to Save Money to Buy a House If You Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Wednesday, July 11

CareerBuilder.com reports that nearly 50% of us live paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet. You know you should be putting some money into savings to buy a house, but it’s hard to do when you’re struggling to pay for necessities. In fact, 25% of us don’t save at all. Of the people that do, ...


Other than Buying a House, What is the Best Investment for my Tax Refund?

Monday, June 25

If you filed your federal income tax return on time, you have probably received your refund if you had one due. If not, it’s sure to be on the way soon. You may already have plans for that money, or perhaps you haven’t thought about it yet. Chances are, your refund probably isn’t big enough to bu...


The Best Place for Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, April 24

The three biggest variables when deciding where to live are the affordability of housing, the cost of living, and the rate of employment. Forbes, US News & World Report, Huffington Post and other media outlets have all chimed in with their surveys measuring each one of these areas in the upc...


Should You Buy a House or Rent?

Tuesday, April 24

Rent or buy a house? It’s a dilemma facing lots of people right now.  Writing that big check for a down payment can be onerous. But, with home prices and interest rates down, is this the time to grab the opportunity and buy a home? If you are paying $1,200 - $1,800 in rent each month, wouldn’t it...


A Great Way to Pay Off Debt: Reverse the Snowball

Wednesday, April 04

You look at the pile of bills that need to be paid that are piled up on your desk. How did you get so far into debt? If you’re like most people, the debt didn’t occur overnight. It piled up slowly, snowballing into a big mess of credit card charges, late fees, and loans. It’s overwhelming. And if...


How to Know When to Buy a House

Wednesday, March 28

Families that have dreamed of becoming homeowners and have wondered when to buy a house are finding that this may be the perfect time. Mortgage companies are offering favorable terms on properties that are undervalued. How to buy a house has gotten easier too, with banks seeing a rise in mortgag...