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How to Get the Best Rates With Mortgage Brokers

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Looking for a mortgage?

One piece of advice you have surely gotten is an old standard:

shop around to find the best rate.

But going from bank to bank isn’t necessarily the optimal way of landing a winning deal on a mortgage.

Going to a mortgage broker is, in a way, like seeking the help of a wise and experienced guide.

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

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Type “Why Co-Signing” into Google and you will quickly see the suggested searches start with things like:

“Why co-signing is bad”

and

“Why co-signing is a bad idea”

Have you ever co-signed for someone before?

​Or have you ever had someone co-sign for you?

Let’s see why it’s so bad and what you can do instead of co-signing for a friend or family member…

6 Take-Action Steps to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

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Do you know the total credit card debt of the United States population?

793.1 billion dollars.

Now you know. And now you have a sick feeling in your stomach. ​ At least, I do.​

Does that mean credit cards are evil? Nope.

It just means people are stupid uneducated.

That’s the problem. Here’s how to fix it…

How to Pay Off Your Debt: The Debt Snowball Vs. The Debt Avalanche

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​If you want to be debt free, you need a strategy. A method.

The average US household has ​$54,000 in credit card debt.

You need a plan. You really do.

The good news is that you have more than one option.

There are several ways to get out of debt, but the two most used ways are called the debt snowball and the debt avalanche.

Let’s look at the differences and see what works best for you…

24 Things That Are More Likely to Happen Than Winning the Lottery

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Do you play the lottery?

Everyone knows the odds of winning the lottery are unlikely, but exactly how unlikely?

First off, I am talking about the major lotteries here.

Namely, The Powerball and Mega Millions. Heard of them?

The odds are similar for winning both. Around 1 in 176,000,000.

Not too bad, right? Oh wait, yes it is.

In fact here are a total of 24 things that are more likely to happen than winning the lottery…

11 Ways to Make Money When You Spend Money

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​Remember when you were able to go months without spending any money at all?

Me neither.

It seems like it was somewhere in my childhood, but…it’s been a while.

We spend money. All the time. That’s life.

Why not make money while we spend? It’s very possible and here are 11 ways to prove it…

Goodbudget Review – The Best Envelope Budgeting App for 2014

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I am a huge fan of the envelope budgeting system.

I think it’s a great way to stay organized and keep your budget simple.

I have written several articles on budgeting.

I have even written on how to live without a budget.

Now it’s time that I show you what I personally use for budgeting.

I use Goodbudget (formerly EEBA). This is a website and a smart phone app. A digital envelope budgeting system.

There is a free and a paid version.

Let’s take a look at what Goodbudget has to offer…

What’s Coming for MoneyMiniBlog? What Do You Want?

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MoneyMiniBlog 2.0 will be coming soon to a computer near you.

I have plans for creating a more useful, entertaining and informative website that’s clean and easy to navigate.

I’ll let you know what’s coming, but then I want to know what you want to see!

Here are a few of my ideas…

What a Man From Nazareth Taught Me About Money

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​So I met a man from Nazareth, Israel.

Not the man you are thinking of, though I know Him too.

I literally met a man in Denver, Colorado who was born and raised in Nazareth for the first 28 years of his life.

That’s pretty awesome!

Then I figured out that he and his entire family are Christians.

If you know anything about the current state of affairs in Nazareth, you know it’s not easy to be a Christian over there.

This man was surely unique and a he taught me a few things about life and money…

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