Finance

The Effects of Recession on American Families

Recession in the United States has had a big impact on many American families. The situation has significantly changed regarding the creation and breaking of families (read: birth rates and divorces). The rates of family violence have increased horribly, while unity, marriage and leading a normal family life have become a rare thing. During recession, people go through very hard …

Read More »

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your New Home

There comes a time in a person’s life when a new door will literally open. At one point, you will be moving out of your childhood home or rented apartment, and move to your new home. Buying your new home is a giant leap, so do not tread lightly. It is important that you avoid these common mistakes buyers tend …

Read More »

Auto Insurance Quotes: How to Find Great Cheap Car Insurance

In most states, getting car insurance is mandatory. And even if it wasn’t, do you really want to leave it to faith? If you already had the bad luck of getting into an accident, you don’t have to go bankrupt because of it, do you? So when you are buying a new car, keep in mind that you have to …

Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the Most Expensive Home You Can Afford

So it’s time for you to get a new home? Whether it is because you are getting married, expecting a new member in your family, or you just won the lottery, there are things you should consider before spending too much money just because you can afford it at the moment. Buying real estate is investing in the future but …

Read More »

7 Tax Breaks for Small Business Owners

The government’s definition of a small business is one with up to 1,000 employees and sales of $7 million to $25 million per year, but there are also many tax breaks for much smaller organizations. If you are running one or you are planning to, you might want to consider Uncle Sam as one of your new best friends – …

Read More »

Average Cost of Raising a Child on the Rise!

Are you considering adding a new member to the family? That’s great, kids are a blessing, but they are also pretty expensive. So while you and your partner are contemplating the idea of little ones running around the house, also give a thought or two to how are you going to raise them and how much money are you actually …

Read More »

Tips and Tricks on Saving More

Saving money isn’t easy, especially in this economy where we are barely keeping it together and paying all the bills on time (if we’re lucky). We all know that it would be smart to save money, especially in the long run, but many of us struggle with doing it successfully. However, it can be easier than you think, because saving …

Read More »

How to Keep Your Car’s Value from Plummeting

As they get older, many things increase in value and their quality improves. Unfortunately, this is not the case when it comes to cars. As soon as a car exits the new car lot, its value decreases up to 20% and it becomes a “used car” even though it’s still practically brand new. However, if you keep your car in …

Read More »

The Best Time to Put Your House Up For Sale

Solving the mystery of when the best time to sell your home is can be very difficult because it depends on many factors. What is not a mystery, nor a secret, is the fact that you want to sell your house for as much money as you can and as quickly as possible, so you can move to another place …

Read More »

8 Things Your Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You

1. My fee is not fixed. Real estate agents receive a 6% fee for their service, which should generally include handling everything about the house sale, from advertizing the listing to the actual moving. In most cases this percentage is split between the buyer’s and seller’s agent, according to the National Association of Realtors data. The truth is that the …

Read More »