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“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” These words spoken by the “The Master of Motivation,” also known as the late Zig Ziglar, have been coined as one of the keys to finding success in life. Read on to learn more pearls of wisdom from ...
01/11/2013
Read below for some best practices to save money this year! If you want to cut expenses in 2013, there may be no better place to start than right at home. "I will save money on monthly expenses." "I will not eat ice cream." "I will do yoga." What do these sentences have in common? That's right -...
01/10/2013
Tax time if fast appraching.  Read below for some useful information. Taxpayers facing penalties from the IRS can breathe a little sigh of relief—you might not be required to pay them. A program created in 2001 entitled First-Time Abate (FTA) is on your side and dictates that if you have been in...
01/09/2013
You don't have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks. Okay, maybe not a million bucks – but you can upgrade your wardrobe even if you're low on cash. The savings experts at CouponCodes4u have put together tips to help you update your look without breaking the bank. And I've thrown in s...
01/08/2013
More good new on the homefront for 2013! WASHINGTON — With all the depressing reports about the “fiscal cliff” and potential rollbacks in tax benefits for homeowners, you might have missed some of the positive trends under way for real estate. Start with homeowners’ equity. It’s growing again si...
01/07/2013
  Good news for buyers who want to buy big!  Read below for additional information. As the housing market picks up and banks are increasingly willing to lend, more homebuyers are applying for mortgages. That includes jumbo mortgages -- loans above $625,000 in expensive markets like the Bay Area ...
01/04/2013
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages moved closer to their record lows this week, a trend that has made home buying more affordable and helped sustain a housing recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan slipped to 3.34 percent from 3.35 percent...
01/03/2013
Everyone's paycheck is about to take a hit, and it's not the boss' fault. But some business owners say it's a tough talk to have. The rate of workers' payroll taxes, which fund Social Security, has been 4.2% for the past two years. As of Jan. 1, it's back to 6.2%, on the first $113,700 in wages....
01/02/2013
The 15-year loan, long considered a fringe character in the mortgage scene, is riding a wave of popularity. Thanks to low interest rates, many borrowers are opting for the deal that allows them to pay off their mortgages in half as much time as the traditional 30-year mortgage. Nearly 16% of the ...
12/28/2012
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau had more good news for housing this morning. Sales of newly constructed single-family houses increased by 4.4 percent in November, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 377,000 units. This is an increase of 15.3 percent from t...
12/27/2012
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