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Avoid High ATM Fees

Filed in ATMs, Banking, Fees by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Avoid High ATM Fees

It’s not difficult to avoid high ATM fees. According to Bankrate.com’s annual checking survey, the average fee for using your non-bank ATM is now $4.35. What?! Yes, $4.35. Here’s the breakdown: $2.77 charged by the owner of the ATM (when its not your bank’s ATM) $1.58 charged by your bank (for “cheating on them” with […]

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100% Mortgage Financing: It’s Not For Everyone

100% Mortgage Financing: It’s Not For Everyone

Sorry to burst your bubble but I have to tell ya, 100% mortgage financing is not for everyone. Nope, not for you if you just filed for bankruptcy, are unemployed or haven’t paid your credit card bills in a few months. But let’s not dwell on the negative. Let’s talk about who 100% mortgage financing IS for – and […]

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4 Simple Ways to Save Money

Filed in Financial literacy, Savings by on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
4 Simple Ways to Save Money

Here are 4 simple ways to save money by making a few lifestyle changes and different (better) financial choices. And, no, I’m not talking about moving into a cave or a refrigerator box. The key word here is simple. This smart pig likes simple. Here we go! 1) Pay your bills on time. Every time you’re late […]

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Recycle Your Old Fridge for $50

Filed in Save Money by on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Recycle Your Old Fridge for $50

You heard right. You can recycle your old fridge (or freezer) that’s just taking up space and running up your electric bill, and get paid $50. BGE is again offering to pick up and recycle your old working – it’s gotta run – fridge or freezer, and they’ll pay you to do it. What’s the catch? Who […]

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100% Mortgage Financing for Non-Military People

Filed in Home Buying, Loans, Mortgages by on August 11, 2014 0 Comments
100% Mortgage Financing for Non-Military People

If you Google “100% mortgage financing“, you’re likely to come up with pretty much nuthin’ – unless you’re military (or a farmer or an astronaut). A quick search shows the following 100% mortgage financing options: VA (Veterans Affairs) loan USDA Rural Development loan Navy Federal or NASA Credit Union loans VA is for veterans (of […]

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