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A Humbling Reminder of why you Need Home Insurance
Wed, 03/28/12 | 10 Comments
A Humbling Reminder of why you Need Home Insurance

Just another sunny, 75-degree early evening in March in Michigan… OK, that’s not so normal…
Clouds started to roll in quickly. The skies started to turn grey. Then thunder. Lots of thunder. Weird thunder. Non-stop rumbles …

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? And how can you Avoid or Get Rid of it?
Tue, 03/6/12 | 25 Comments
What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? And how can you Avoid or Get Rid of it?

When you go to buy your first home, the topic of private mortgage insurance (PMI) will assuredly come up.
It’s a dirty little three-letter acronym associated with your pending mortgage that you should know inside out.
Why?
What …

Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche: “Your Home is an Investment”
Tue, 12/27/11 | 11 Comments
Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche: “Your Home is an Investment”

This is the second in a series of posts that aim to dispel or reinforce common personal finance cliches. The first looked at the commonly used phrase, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”. Today, …

Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
Mon, 12/19/11 | 10 Comments
Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”

It is human nature to want to simplify topics and concepts that are complex, layered, and sometimes difficult to understand.
It’s a complicated world out there and we are bombarded with information on a daily basis. …

The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One
Wed, 11/23/11 | 11 Comments
The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One

Having lived in two college towns (one as a student and one currently for employment), I can attest that they are great places to take up residence.
If I had to sum up in one word …

5 Reasons Why you Should Not Build a New Home
Wed, 03/30/11 | 14 Comments
5 Reasons Why you Should Not Build a New Home

We’ve all dreamed of building our own home (read: having someone else build it for us) at one point or another. After all, a home is a very personal thing. It’s the place where we …


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