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Avoid Trouble When Buying A Home

Much like any large purchase, home buying can result in emotional spending. Unfortunately the implications of taking out a mortgage bigger than you can handle can be a financial death toll.

What If You Maxed Out on Your 401(k)

If you’ve contributed the maximum $18,000 (if you’re 49 or younger) or $24,000 (if you’re 50 or older) into your 401(k) accounts, there’s still some things you can do to grow your retirement savings.

Watch Out for “Slamming”

The practice of “slamming” – where and electric or gas supplier switches your service without getting your approval first- continues to be a problem locally, especially in the city of Chicago. “Slamming” is one of the most common complaints Citizens Utility Board receives.

Credit Card Perks You Didn’t Know You Have

Your credit card does more than just pay your bills, here are five perks you didn’t know you have.

Revocable Living Trusts

A Revocable Living Trust should still remain the cornerstone of a comprehensive estate plan. Here’s why.

Why You Should Shop Around for Auto Insurance

When it comes to car insurance, Americans often can’t be bothered to shop around. One in three drivers say they never shop around for car insurance quotes. But fifteen minutes can actually save you 15% or more.

Midyear Guide to Your Money

Don’t wait until the end of the year to start on these financial must-dos.

Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make

Here are some of the money mistakes newlyweds make. Regardless of how long you’ve been married, though, it’s always important to check in and make sure you’re not letting the important things fall by the wayside.

Hidden Costs for Home Buyers

There’s a lot more to purchasing a house than saving for a down payment. Additional expenses come up throughout the home-buying process. Some of these are upfront, out-of-pocket costs that are nonrefundable even if you end up not closing the deal.

How to Help Your Parents With Their Money

As parents age, they often need some financial management help. Listen to a discussion on how to help manage your parents’ money.