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Buying a House Can Be Expensive

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2018 | Categories: Financial
Home Mortgage

Let’s face it, homes are expensive.  It costs a lot to have a place to buy a house, and that is one expense that isn’t going away anytime soon. We all need to have a place to keep our stuff and sleep at night, and having our own roof to do it under is certainly […]

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So You Want to Improve Your Credit Score?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 18, 2018 | Categories: Financial

When it comes to your finances, there are always going to be things that you can do to improve your situation. Whether you know that you’re not doing too well at the moment, or you’ve just checked your credit file and you don’t like what you see, you can start to make a change. No […]

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Four Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: April 15, 2018 | Categories: Financial
Tip for Entrepreneurs

Today’s web is vast, and the business opportunities it provides has created a lot of successful (and less than successful) entrepreneurs. There has never been a better time to start your own business. So, as a public service to all of those ready to take their future into their own hands, we offer four great business tips […]

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Self Employed Loan Tips

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 7, 2018 | Categories: Financial

Being your own boss can be great, even if it is a lot of work. Today’s online and data-driven business models have opened the door for many people to become self-employed, and it is easier than ever before. But unfortunately, today’s lenders aren’t always “loan friendly” to the entrepreneur mindset. With that in mind, here are […]

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Sensible Ways to Manage Your Personal Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2018 | Categories: Financial
personal finances

Managing your personal finances is absolutely critical to enjoying a happy life with enough money to spend. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be hard to make time to do this, but it really is worth the effort. Luckily, the steps towards sensible management of your financial affairs are pretty simple […]

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6 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Personal Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2018 | Categories: Financial
personal finance

Okay, so we are all guilty of making bad financial decisions from time to time, but there are some errors that can catastrophically ruin your personal finances, and make it hard to get back on track again. Luckily, you can discover what they are below, hopefully, these will allow you to avoid them and keep […]

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Is The Internet The Greatest Wealth Building Tool There Is?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 14, 2018 | Categories: Financial
The Internet The Greatest Wealth Building Tool

When it comes to being financially savvy, you’re going to see a lot more success if you’re willing to make use of every resource at your disposal. However, there are people trying to build wealth and save money who are ignoring one of the best resources they have. We’re talking about the internet. Here’s how, […]

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Finding Finance For Your Education Is Always A Good Investment

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk

Knowledge is power, that’s what they say. And, on paper, it’s true. Knowledge, when correctly applied through actions equates to skills, and skills are a valuable commodity in the workplace. The trouble is that a college education can be prohibitively expensive. So finding financing for your education is always a good investment. Despite being a […]

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Massive Mistakes People Make When Having Money Troubles

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 1, 2017 | Categories: Financial
massive mistakes people make when dealing with money troubles

You have to be careful about the decisions you make when you’re in financial trouble. The wrong decision can make everything a lot worse, and you don’t want that. It’s so easy to go from I owe a couple hundred to, I owe a few thousand. Here are some of the big mistakes people make […]

Finances a Mess? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 27, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Finances a mess? Here's why

Finances a mess? If you’ve ever looked at your bank balance and vowed never to look at it again, had your card declined, had to borrow money from a relative, or all of those things, chances are you’re not dealing with your finances properly. It takes strength to admit that your finances are a mess, […]