My Money

May 2011


11 Money-Smart Steps All Grads Should Take

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Graduation season is upon us, and now is the time for soon-to-be and recent graduates to start thinking about what their futures hold. Graduating can be a scary and confusing time for young adults who aren’t quite sure how to make the transition from college life to the real world, but here are ...

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3 Must-Ask Questions for Mortgage Shoppers

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If you’re shopping for a mortgage and unsure of what type of loan to get, don’t let a loan officer to simply tell you what they think you should choose, hoping that they give you an option that’s in your best interest. Instead, take the time to consider these three questions, thus giving yourself a ...

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7 Frugal Summer Activities for Your Family

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School is almost out in my neck of the woods, and my three kids are drooling at the mouth. They can’t wait to sleep-in and play outside from sunrise to sunset. This leads me to think of our summer family vacations and activities we have planned. Not expensive camps and opulent resorts, but rather ...

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11 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

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With the price of gas going up at a rapid rate, people are looking for ways to cut back on automotive expenses. When it comes to routine maintenance, most people will take their cars to the mechanic to get things done. However, doing routine maintenance on your own is a great way to reduce the ...

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8 Simple Ways to Save Money When Renting

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Rent is usually the biggest item on everyone’s budget. The average American renter spends about 35 percent of their gross income on rent and rent-related expenses. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to keep a roof over your head. Here are eight simple ways to save money when renting.

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How to Talk with an Architect

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Communication is critical in home design projects. How well you and your architect communicate will affect how closely the design meets your needs and how much of your personality and tastes end up in the final project.

You don’t need a master’s degree in architecture to have meaningful ...

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