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How to Buy a House: Start with Your Credit

Filed in Credit, Home Buying by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
How to Buy a House: Start with Your Credit

How to Buy a House is an eight-post series on the essential steps in the home buying process.   How to Buy a House Part 1: Your Credit If you’re looking for straight-forward, no-nonsense, and no hard sell info on how to buy a house, look no further. Lucky you, you’ve found me and my […]

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A Fresh Financial Start

A Fresh Financial Start

Ready to hit the reset button on 2014? Sure, with all the credit card breaches, hackers, scammers, and ebola, who isn’t? Enter NerdWallet’s “Fresh Financial Start” roundup for the new year. The money geeks have scoured the nation to gather their recommendations for financial products that help people get the year off to a fresh […]

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How To Find a Home Near the Best Schools

Filed in Home Buying, Mortgages by on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
How To Find a Home Near the Best Schools

If you’re looking to buy a home and have children (or plans for children), then knowing how to find a home near the best schools is probably important to you. Unless you’re just in it for the tax breaks, you want what’s best for your kids – and that usually starts with education. In Maryland, many […]

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Seriously Delinquent Student Loans Are Becoming A Serious Issue

Filed in Credit, Debt, Student Loans by on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Seriously Delinquent Student Loans Are Becoming A Serious Issue

Data from the Federal Reserve Bank shows a not so good trend in new seriously delinquent student loans. While delinquencies of other loan types are in decline, student loan delinquencies are on the rise.     A serious delinquency is defined as a loan account being 90 days or more past due. This is the […]

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Feeling escheated? The state of Maryland might have your money.

Filed in Financial literacy, Savings by on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Feeling escheated? The state of Maryland might have your money.

Did you know the state of Maryland can escheat your money? Do you know what “escheat” is? Fear not. You’ve come to the right place. Escheat (pronounced “eh-sheet” and sounding, unfortunately, a lot like ”cheat”) is defined as the reversion of property to the state when there are no legal heirs. In practice here in Maryland, escheat can occur […]

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