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14 Tips for Making Your Home Cozy for Winter

Seasonal home décor offers opportunities to adjust the ambiance in your favorite rooms. If budgeting for home improvements is challenging near the holidays, a few low-cost ideas can brighten the appearance of your home. With cozy and relaxing spaces throughout your home, you might notice some friends and family members who visit more frequently.  Start […]

Homeownership May Help You Build Wealth

There’s a line from a classic movie that goes, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home… “and when you think about it, there really isn’t! A home is more than its walls and outdoor space, and while renting or leasing may be a practical, short-term option, homeownership has long-term benefits – including […]

Host A Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving. The air is crisp, football games and holiday movies are on TV, and your Thanksgiving menu is set. Seems like nothing really changes from year to year – until you check-out at the grocery store. But don’t fret! Hosting Thanksgiving can be budget-friendly and fun for everyone! Here are a few simple […]


Halloween Fun and Safety

Tips for a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween If you’re like most people, you don’t realize how many kids live in your neighborhood until it’s Halloween! Halloween just seems to be filled with magical sights and sounds for kids of all ages. Houses are decorated in orange and black, pumpkins line front doors, and oodles of […]

You Want to Buy a Home – Now What?

Purchasing a home can be exicting, confusing and complicated, especially for first-time homebuyers.Like many of life’s ‘firsts,’ it’s important to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few pointers to help you get started on your homebuying journey. Know your credit report One of the first things a lender looks at when you apply […]

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Community Involvement Has a BIG Impact

With the holidays approaching, we’re starting to think about gathering with our families and friends. Many people are also pausing to reflect on the positive things in their lives and how they can sprinkle around some ‘gratitude.’ If you’re looking for a way to give back – or need a few inspirational ideas – here […]