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Should I Be Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates?

Published on October 18, 2018

 

On June 13, the Federal Funds Target rate was increased for the second time in 2018. The rate increase was prompted by optimistic feelings about the general state of the economy. In addition, inflation rates are close to the Feds target goal, while unemployment rates have dropped to 3.8%.

THE 20% DOWN MYTH

Published on October 11, 2018

 

 


If you’re desperate to own a home of your own, you are likely saving up until you have 20% of your dream home’s total value. All that’s great, but the fact is you don’t need to put down 20%. 

How many credit cards should i own?

Published on October 04, 2018

 

Hopefully, you’re working hard to keep a high credit score by using your cards and paying on time. You may be wondering, if more is better. Is several credit cards and more available credit a good idea or are too many cards a liability to your score? Let’s explore the major components of your credit that scoring agencies, like FICO and VantageScore, use to calculate your score:

Is life really getting more expensive?

Published on September 27, 2018

 

If you feel like the middle-class squeeze is getting tighter, you’re not alone. The numbers don’t lie: Life really is a more expensive than it used to be. Let’s look at what life costs now compared to 20, 50 and 80 years ago.

SYNCING YOUR PHONE TO YOUR CAR CAN PUT YOU AT RISK

Published on September 20, 2018

 

In our uber-connected world, pressing a button on the steering wheel to make a phone call is second nature for many. Using our cars like a phone and storing information in data systems is so convenient!
Unfortunately, though, as security experts are warning, syncing your phone to your car can put you at risk for a data breach. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers. There is sensitive information stored in your phone—and your car.