How to Budget for Home Maintenance Costs

How to Budget for Home Maintenance Costs

Home maintenance costs are some of the most common surprises for first-time home buyers. When people contemplate whether or not they can afford a new home, they typically consider two things: if they have enough money for the monthly mortgage payment and if they can also afford the annual property taxes. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about home maintenance costs.

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4 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

4 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

Some financial planning experts believe retirement could be the longest phase of your life. Whether it is or not, all experts would agree retirement planning is important. But there are a few common retirement planning mistakes that many people make that you could easily avoid. 

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What is Socially Responsible Investing?

What is Socially Responsible Investing?

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an investment strategy that gives the individual options to allocate capital towards companies whose practices align with their personal beliefs and values, and exclude companies that are not congruent with their social, moral, environmental, political, and/or religious beliefs.

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5 Most Common Investment Mistakes to Avoid

5 Most Common Investment Mistakes to Avoid

Some people just aren’t financially savvy. Instead of calling an expert for investment advice, they try to figure it out on their own. This is never a good idea. See below for the most common investment mistakes to avoid. Learn from others’ failures and don’t fall into these traps!

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