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Home Equity Loan and Home Equity Line of Credit

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If you have paid your mortgage loan up to a level that the remaining debt is less than the current market value of your home, you are said to have equity in your home. Having home equity allows you to borrow money equal to a percentage of your equity amount, but the problem arises when you get to know that there are two different types of home equities. This article will explain the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of both a…

How to Plan for Unexpected Costs

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Get personal budgeting tips to help feel financially secure Life brings unexpected surprises. And while many are welcomed, some are expensive. Having the right financial preparation can help make those unexpected costs easier to handle. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare.  Build up an emergency fund Car repairs. Replacing a water heater. The need for unanticipated medical care. An emergency fund can take care of these and other unexpected expenses. Try to save up to six months’…

Monthly child tax credit payments start July 15. Here’s what parents need to know

In just a few weeks, monthly child tax credit payments will go out to U.S. households that are home to about 65 million kids, according to the IRS. The expanded child tax credit was established in the American Rescue Plan signed into law in March. In 2021, the maximum enhanced child tax credit is $3,600 for children younger than age 6 and $3,000 for those between 6 and 17. The credit will be distributed as an advance on 2021 taxes in…

6 Common Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Every business, no matter how big or small, can end up as a failure. Indeed, being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. On the contrary, with threats lurking around every corner, running a company requires a lot of bravery and self-discipline. While some entrepreneurs can instinctively avoid getting in trouble, others constantly have to be on the lookout for potential issues. Whichever group you belong to, knowing the most common reasons why businesses fail can help…

8 Essentials That Every Homeowner Needs To Have in Their Garage

No matter if you are a very experienced homeowner or moving into your first house, you are aware that there are many regular home and car maintenance tasks and occasional repairs, such as getting a garage door spring replacement or filling the cracks in the flooring, that you will need to deal with. To make these less tedious and time-consuming, you need to be properly equipped! If you do not know what equipment you have to acquire first, then you…

How To Properly Invest Money During A Financial Crisis?

Financial investment is all about the allocation of money with the aim to gain a positive return in the future. In a simpler context, investment is all about owning an asset with the objective of generating income from the appreciating value of the asset over time. Learning how to invest money is difficult, which, once mastered, can lead you to relish the pure bliss of financial freedom. However, as the ongoing pandemic ignited a major recession worldwide, even the pros…

Personal Loan vs. Credit Card

Which is better? Know your financial options As our economy continues to reopen and recover from a year-long global pandemic, some of us are faced with mounting debt and concerns with credit. Others have a desire to travel, make home improvements, or maybe fix or buy a vehicle. Whatever your situation, there are options to help finance your future. Let’s look at a personal loan vs. credit card—both have merit when used wisely. Personal loans or credit card: The pros…

What Resources Are Available To Struggling Veterans & Their Families In 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our veterans returning from tour arrive at their doorstep with a suitcase full of struggles. From mental health to financial concerns, a post-military life can be extremely challenging for many. While there are resources available for veterans to turn to, many former servicemen and women are not aware of them. To help try and rectify this issue, we’ve pulled together a list of resources available to struggling veterans and their families at this…

Types of Personal Loans and What You Need to Know Before You Apply

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Personal loans are gaining popularity by the day. They’re the fastest-growing type of consumer debt. If you’ve never applied for a personal loan, you may have already asked yourself the question: What are personal loans used for? We’ve all been in situations where we have found ourselves in need of money. When you have an unexpected expense, want to consolidate debt, or want to make a large purchase and don’t have the money upfront, you may need to take on…

How You Can Apply For a Mortgage and Buy a Home During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to the financial sector, and the mortgage industry has not been spared. As mortgages are the most important asset on lenders’ books, lenders are being extra careful when determining who they should loan to, making it more challenging for borrowers. However, the pandemic has also made mortgages more attractive to borrowers, as the interest rates have plummeted to new lows. With such drastic changes, how can you apply for a mortgage successfully and…