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10/28/16  Housing
6 tips for finding your first apartment on a budget

Renting your first apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. Check out these tips so you know what to do before signing a lease. 

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10/6/16  HousingSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Is it better to rent or buy a home in retirement?

Empty nesters face an important decision when downsizing: In retirement, should you rent or should you own?  Learn about some pros and cons of each. 

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9/7/16  Housing
How to stage your home for an open house

When you put your home on the market, proper home staging may be the difference between getting zero offers on a home and receiving multiple offers.

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7/26/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Which home improvement project pays off the most?

What factors should you consider when making decisions about home improvement projects? Learn how to weigh your personal design preferences with resale value considerations.

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7/15/16  Housing
Home prices continue to trend upward

May 2016 national home price data showed increases of 5.9 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent month-over-month. Prices are approaching parity with their 2006 pre-crash peak levels in most major markets – and are reaching all-time highs in some states – but are fears of a housing bubble justified? 

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7/13/16  Housing
How to make wise financial decisions about smart home technology

Smart home technology and appliances are fun toys to play around with. But rather than simply being cool, savvy consumers are finding new ways to use this in-home technology to save money and improve their lives.

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