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Establishing Credit The Right Way

Having good credit is especially important today. It can affect whether you get a job, rent an apartment, obtain insurance and are worthy of big-ticket items such as an automobile or new home. Companies use your “FICO” score to see if you are a good credit risk. Numbers usually fall...

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How to plan for a successful move

Moving can be stressful, even overwhelming, but with preparation and organization the transition can go smoothly! If you have a spare room, not in use, make that the staging area for your boxes.Purchase boxes or visit a grocery/ hardware store that gets regular deliveries and see if you can have...

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Credit Repair: An Important First Step

It can happen to the best of us. Less than perfect credit happens for a variety of reasons: the loss of a job or extended illness, overzealous use of credit cards, divorce, or letting bills fall by the way-side. Whatever the reason, there are steps you can take to restore...

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How to prepare a home inventory

If your home was damaged by fire, or a burglar made off with your valuables, would you remember all the details of your possessions? If asked, could you recall your TV’s size and brand name? How about your camera or video camera? How about when you bought them and how...

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New Home vs. Existing - Which Is Best For You?

If you are having trouble deciding which is best - a New Home or an Existing Home - you are not alone. Almost every homebuyer struggles with this question early on in the process, and it is something that you should definitely discuss and investigate before making a decision. While...

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PLANNING A MOVE WITH CHILDREN

Moving can be a very stressful time for adults, but is equally difficult for children. Here are some tips to help their transition go smoothly. Try to stay upbeat and calm. Children can sense when their parents are stressedInvolve children with the packing. Older children can pack their belongings and...

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Keeping papers safe

We’ve all been advised how to prepare our homes for an earthquake, power outage, or other such emergency. But how do you protect your important financial records? Create 2 “red files.” Include copies of the following items: Driver’s license; passport; birth, death and marriage certificates and any adoption papersDebit and...

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Preparation is the key to selling your home

You have made the decision to sell your home. Now what? Getting top dollar and a speedy sale is not about luck, it is about planning. Here are some tips to get you started: Depersonalize you home. It’s hard, but you need to look at your home from a more...

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