Earthquakes and Hurricanes – How to Recover if You Are Affected

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes

With two earthquakes east of Los Angeles and Tropical Storm Barry flooding communities along the Gulf Coast in July, natural disasters have already disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. And with the heart of hurricane season just around the corner – August through October – we can expect plenty of additional damage.....

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Struggling to Pay Bills in Retirement? A Reverse Mortgage Could Make Sense

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Reverse Mortgage

Once a homeowner stops working and retires, they still have plenty of expenses that can create financial stress. Healthcare often tops the list, but maintaining a house can be costly, too. For example, a new roof or minor improvement projects can easily cost $10,000 or more. And, even though many cities and counties provide a.....

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

Not surprisingly, many young military veterans receive little financial education during active duty. Because they are laser-focused on defending our country and doing their duty, there is time for little else. So, once they have been discharged, many are just beginning to learn about saving, as well as how to build their credit and buy.....

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Ready to Sell Your Home?

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Ready to Sell Your Home

The peak home buying season is now underway, and for every person looking for that perfect home, there’s someone trying to sell it to them. Fortunately, whether selling to move up to a larger home for a growing family, or downsizing for retirement, many people are in good position to cash in. Home sales rose.....

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Outdoor Living Spaces, Low Maintenance Solutions

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Outdoor Living Spaces, Low Maintenance Solutions

During the past two decades, outdoor living has evolved to become an increasingly important focus for homeowners. Viewing the deck or patio as an extension of their residences, homeowners are using outdoor spaces as additional entertaining areas where they can spend quality time with their friends and family while also connecting with nature. In fact,.....

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What Homebuyers Want This Year

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What Homebuyers Want This Year

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or are a homeowner planning to contribute to some of the $350 billion anticipated home improvement spending in 2019, a look at what consumers want can inform your choices. What people want most is storage. Regardless of the Marie Kondo craze of purging your home of.....

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