Saturday, 17 October 2015

I Due: How to Tackle Student Loan Debt Without Sidelining Your Marriage

Getting married this fall? Congratulations! Just be warned – there comes a moment in every autumn wedding where half the guests suddenly slip away to watch the big game (just follow the cheers to find your wedding party).
Football is actually pretty apropos for a wedding – after all, in both football and marriage, you’re either tackling things together or you’re being tackled by them. Money is a common example of this (in marriage, not football), as the growing number of couples dealing with student loan debt can attest.

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Best Alternatives to MIT for Computer Science Programs in Boston

We did our research and put together a list of computer science programs in the Boston area that would be great alternatives. We looked at the quality of the program but also the value of it as determined by how much debt graduates took on compared to their starting salaries in the industry, also known as debt-to-income ratio. Some schools are obvious choices but others may surprise you and present a great value.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Personal Loan Or Home Equity Loan for Home Improvements?

Maybe you’ve spent too much time watching HGTV and now have visions of turning your kitchen into a chef’s paradise. Or perhaps your master bath is just one shower away from disaster.
If so, you’re not alone. The Joint Center of Housing Studies for Harvard University recently reported that the home improvement industry should post record-level spending in 2015. For many people, that means borrowing money to pay for those improvements.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Should You Buy a Home Before Year-End? 4 Reasons to Consider Taking the Plunge

With the dog days of summer behind us, the real estate market should soon be experiencing an end-of-season cool-down. But that doesn’t mean prospective homebuyers should cool off, as well.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, taking the plunge before year-end could save you money, give you extra negotiating power and potentially even increase your future take-home pay. Here are three things that make the fourth quarter of 2015 a great time to buy a home.

Monday, 5 October 2015

How Many Credit Reports and Scores Will My Lender Pull?

After applying to refinance his mortgage, a Credit Sesame reader writes in for advice to find out why the mortgage lender pulled a ti-merge report instead of his credit report.  John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.
“John, I applied to refinance my home loan last month and the mortgage company didn’t pull my credit report. They told me they pulled something called an RMCR Tri-merge report. What in the world is that and why didn’t they pull one of my credit reports?”

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

How to Pay Off Student Loans Faster Using Momentum

Paying off student loans is all about momentum and resourcefulness. Staying current on your payments—or ideally getting ahead of them a bit—can give you the motivation you need to tackle and clear your student loan debt quickly.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Move-In Maintenance : How First-Time Homeowners Can Get To Know Their Home

It feels good to close on your first home. But once you’ve got everything moved in, you become a homeowner and that means lots of homeowner responsibilities and sometimes spending money on those responsibilities. From the moment you move in—actually from the home inspection—you should consider how to maintain your home in order to avoid costly repairs later. As a first-time homeowner, you now have an investment to protect.

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