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  • Squad Goal: Don't Let Your Friends Blow Up Your Financials

    Squad Goal: Don't Let Your Friends Blow Up Your Financials

    Take a close look at your circle of friends, and I bet you’ll find that the majority of them are pulling down an annual income pretty similar to yours. Thare are some obvious reasons for this. Many studies show that close groups of friends often have similar income levels. But we tend to reflect our friends, and…
  • Ready to buy a home? Consider Your Mortgage Options

    Ready to buy a home? Consider Your Mortgage Options

    If you're ready to quit the renting game and buy your first home, congrats! Now it's time to weigh your mortgage options. Your first step should always be shopping the market. To do this:

    Go with a trusted source. It's easy to sign the dotted line for the lowest interest rate, but…
  • 6 Things I Learned After One Year of Car Ownership

    6 Things I Learned After One Year of Car Ownership

    One year ago today, I bought my first ever real car. I went to the dealership with a few mandatories: 

    Buy lightly used (5-10,000 miles)
    Don't get the upgraded packages
    Be firm with my purchase price
    And also be firm with my preapproval letter

    You know…
  • Before You Get a Pet, Consider These 8 Costs

    Before You Get a Pet, Consider These 8 Costs

    If you're an animal lover like me, you likely experience a pang of excitement and sadness when you see an animal in public. The sudden desire to purchase a dog or cat of your own can sometimes feel overwhelming, but if you're on a budget (or short on time) a pet is pretty unpractical. Consider…
  • Things to consider before you DIY

    Things to consider before you DIY

    With the continued popularity of HGTV and DIY-Network, combined with the ever rising interest in Pinterest, it’s no surprise that more and more of us are becoming DIY-ers. Before you tackle that next basement-to-man-cave makeover or that desk-into-nightstands project, keeping a few simple reminders in mind can help ensure you Nailed It! instead of Failed…
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