Your Financial Relationships: What Are Your Financial Goals?

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This post is part of our Your Financial Relationships series. This series is designed to help you discover the financial topics you should discuss with your significant other in order to have a financially healthy relationship. Today, we’ll be looking at how you can work with your significant other to create mutual financial goals.

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Graduation Gifts for the Financially Challenged

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Budget busting events come along from time-to-time, but your kid’s graduation shouldn’t be one of them. After all, this has been 18 years in the making—22 years if we’re talking college! Graduation isn’t like a blown head gasket, a water heater gone south or that post-Obamacare health insurance premium that came out of nowhere! This [...]

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What is Earnest Money?

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This week we’ll continue learning about terms related to real estate and selling or buying a home. If you’ve bought a home before, you’ve probably heard the term earnest money, but if you’re looking for a home for the first time, you may not be aware of this concept. This is something that many first [...]

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Your Financial Relationships: How Should We Invest?

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This post is part of our Your Financial Relationships series. This series is designed to help you discover the financial topics you should discuss with your significant other in order to have a financially healthy relationship. Today, we’ll discuss investing your money and why you should ask your significant other, “How should we invest?”

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7 Credit Card Myths—Busted!

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Who hasn’t caught an episode of MythBusters on the Discovery Channel? It’s an entertaining production focused on debunking urban myths in a tongue-in-cheek style. Myths arise about many of life’s experiences and that includes the ubiquitous credit card. Today, we will look at seven common myths regarding credit cards, and then we’ll debunk them.

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What are Amortization and Equity?

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So, we’ve covered the mortgage and mortgage points, and now we’re going to move onto some other terms that are associated with your house payments—amortization and equity. When it comes to buying a house, you will probably hear dozens of new words. You may have heard the words amortization and equity before, but do you [...]

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My Tenant Said What? A Crazy Landlord Story Part 2

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I will save you back story on this crazy tenant and instruct you to read part 1 before I get into how this story ended… Click here to read Part 1 of this story

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Reader Question: Which Credit Card is Best?

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If you have questions about your finances, you are not alone. In fact, here at Your Finances Simplified we often receive financial questions from our readers. For example, we recently had a reader contact us with a question from one of her friends. Here’s what she said: One of the book club mom wanted to know [...]

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