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Mortgages

How Much to Put Down on a House

June 03, 2024. Ellen R. Delisio

Down payments for homes can vary widely, so start with a budget for mortgage and settling in costs.

Mortgages

How to Be the Best Mortgage Loan Candidate

May 17, 2024. AAA Staff

Not having to worry about being approved for a mortgage gets you one step closer to your dream home.

Air Travel

What Is Real ID? Everything You Need to Know

May 03, 2024. Andrew Sheldon

Starting in 2025, a REAL ID will be needed to fly domestically. Here’s how you get one.

Mortgages

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

March 20, 2024. Ellen R. Delisio

Home financing is complex, but mortgage brokers can save you time and stress.

Retirement

Money Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

March 11, 2024. Meredith Bethune

Ready for retirement? Consider these factors when planning to get the most from your savings.

Auto Loans

How to Pre-Qualify for an Auto Loan

December 21, 2023. Nicole Wakelin

Pre-qualifying for an auto loan is the first step to securing a loan and driving away in a new car.

Savings

The Importance of Comparison Shopping

October 27, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Receiving just one additional quote on your loan could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Mortgages

First-Time Homebuyers’ Guide

August 28, 2023. Peter Vey

First-time homebuyers can run into some confusing issues, but don’t worry. This guide can help you on your exciting new journey.

Mortgages

Is Marry the House, Date the Rate a Good Homebuying Strategy?

April 26, 2023. Andrew Sheldon

Is now the right time to buy a house? If you utilize the strategy of “marry the house, date the rate,” the answer could be yes.

Life Insurance

Term Life Insurance Myths and Facts

April 13, 2023. Marisa Perjatel

When weighing your life insurance options, why choose term? We separate the facts from fiction to help you decide.

Mortgages

First Comes Mortgage, Then Comes Marriage 

October 25, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

Is buying a home with your significant other before getting married a good idea? It can be, but only if you’re financially protected.

Mortgages

How a Reverse Mortgage Can Give You a Comfortable Retirement

October 14, 2022. Andrew Sheldon

A reverse mortgage can allow you to use the equity you’ve built up in your home to fund the retirement of your dreams.

Mortgages

You Bought (or Sold) a House! What to Expect on Closing Day

August 09, 2022. Shantal Riley

A rundown of business that needs to be taken care of on closing day and what you can do to prepare.

Mortgages

What to Expect When Buying a Flipped House

May 16, 2022. Chris Wood

From good bones to remodels to a fresh coat of paint, here’s what home buyers need to know when buying a flipped house.

Mortgages

Why You Should Get Prequalified For a Home Mortgage

October 25, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Prequalifying for a mortgage provides a ballpark budget for your new house and helps make the home-buying process as smooth as possible.

Mortgages

The Pros and Cons of Real Estate Apps

June 29, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Real estate apps and websites have become increasingly popular. While they can help you find your dream home, they also have some notable drawbacks.

Mortgages

How a Reverse Mortgage Can Get You Through Uncertain Times

February 09, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

The benefits of a reverse mortgage can help you stay financially afloat and in the comfort of your own home.

Mortgages

When You Should Buy Instead of Rent a House

January 21, 2021. AAA Staff

Are you ready to buy a house but unsure if it’s worth it – or if you have enough saved? Find out if buying is the right move for you.

Budget-Wise

17 Ways to Make the Most of Your Money

January 05, 2021. Ellis Einhorn

Capitalize on your income and reach your money goals with these tips.

Savings

How to Save Money for 2021 Milestones

December 21, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

Many financial milestone were put on hold in 2020, giving people more time to save. But how much money do you need and what’s the best way to save?