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4/15/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
How to increase your home’s value with your next big improvement project

Money invested in maintaining and upgrading your home generally comes back to you, at least in part. According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, homeowners can expect an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value gains for every dollar spent.

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2/25/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Is it time to stop renting and start owning?

If you (or your kids) are trying to decide whether to keep on renting or to buy a home, you need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each option to make a smart, informed decision. Many factors go into calculating the value of renting vs buying – it’s not just a simple comparison of the cost of rent and the cost of a mortgage payment. There are less obvious factors, along with intangible benefits and drawbacks of each option to take into account.

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2/17/17  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Three tips for spending smarter

Sticking to a budget doesn't mean you have to stop spending money. In fact, creating a solid budget can help you figure out how you can spend more comfortably.

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2/6/17  Smart Spending Tips
5 Valentine’s Day Money Saving Tips

Celebrating Valentine’s Day is estimated to cost a whopping $580.98 per couple this year. But, it doesn’t have to. Read our wallet-saving tips. 

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2/2/17  Smart Spending Tips
How do I save for ALL of the costs of a new car?

Buying a new or used vehicle is a major financial decision. Not only do you need to think through the upfront cost of the vehicle, but also everyday driving and maintenance expenses throughout ownership.

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1/3/17  Smart Spending Tips
How to steer clear of auto insurance hazards

Know about the options and personal factors that influence your auto insurance costs so you can be sure you're getting the best deal on insurance for your car. 

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